Utah K-9 Officer Receives Purple Heart

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A K-9 officer in Utah who was shot on the job in August received a Purple Heart during the weekend, the Spectrum reports.

Tess, a Belgian Malinois with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, was wounded this summer when she went after a carjacking suspect, according to KUTV.

Deputy Mike Graf is the dog’s handler. He was reportedly presented with Tess’s Purple Heart by a local Vietnam Veterans of America chapter on Saturday.

“It’s a great award for her,” Graf told the Spectrum. “But it warms my heart to know that the community out there just loves the work that we do and loves the dogs enough to reach out to say thank you.”


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