Fur Missile Stabbed In Head By Suspect While Rescuing Hostage

Holly Matkin

Saginaw Police Department K9 Deebo was rushed into surgery after the violent attack.

Saginaw, MI – A Saginaw Police Department (SPD) K9 is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head by a suspect who was ultimately shot by police.

The incident occurred during a hostage situation at a residence in the 600-block of Sheridan Avenue on Feb. 9, WWMT reported.

Police were called to 48-year-old Zane Blaisdell’s home for a report of a dispute with a neighbor at approximately 8 a.m., according to MLive.

At some point during the incident, Blaisdell allegedly took his male partner hostage inside the home they shared.

Officers were able to rescue the hostage, but Blaisdell stabbed SPD K9 Deebo in the head during the effort, MLive reported.

Two officers opened fire on the armed suspect, who died at the scene, WWMT reported.

The Michigan State Police (MSP) are handling the ongoing investigation into the fatal officer-involved shooting, according to the Detroit Free Press.

K9 Deebo, a five-year-old German Shepherd, was rushed to a local veterinary hospital, where he was taken into surgery, WNEM reported.

"Physically, he seems to be doing really well," Saginaw Valley Police K9 Association spokesperson Jody Wilk told the news outlet on Sunday. "He had a drainage tube removed on Friday. The doctor said there's still a little bit of swelling that they're going to keep icing, but nothing major to be concerned about."

K9 Deebo’s stitches are due to come out on Feb. 21, and he cannot play with any hard toys or practice his bite work until the muscles in his head have healed, WNEM reported.

"Once he's cleared to be able to work, the trainer will work with him and run him through a variety of scenarios to ensure that he can perform just like he did a week ago," Wilks said.

The SPD won’t have to worry about the heroic K9’s medical bills, thanks to the generosity of supporters throughout the area.

“We can't thank the community enough for that," Wilk said of the donations, which paid off K9 Deebo’s medical expenses entirely.

K9 Deebo has been serving the SPD as a tracking, apprehension, and narcotics K9 for approximately three years, the Detroit Free Press reported.

"They’re one of our family," Saginaw Police Chief Bob Ruth said. "And if you injure one of our K9s, it's just like injuring a police officer."

According to court records, Blaisdell was arrested in August of 2010 after he allegedly posed as a law enforcement officer and threatened two men with a handgun, MLive reported.

He was charged with felony carrying a concealed weapon, but a judge later found him not guilty by reason of insanity.

Comments (51)
Bellacat
Bellacat

How terrific that good samaritans paid the K-9’s vet bills. ❤️ Praying for his full recovery.

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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#unsafetactics They could have gotten the hostage killed by releasing the K-9 unit.

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

"And if you injure one of our K9s, it's just like injuring a police officer."

as long as all of you POS pigs understand that when you murder our innocent pets, it is like killing our kids!
it makes me sick to think that piggy dogs have MORE rights then we the people!
FUCK YOUR BLUE LIES MAFIA!

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IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

yes, police dogs have more rights than criminals. they are much more valuable. and if you attack a police dog, who is doing his job, it's like attacking a cop, and will result in the proper and appropriate response.

and if you trained your pets better, to not attack cops, you wouldn't have to worry about them getting killed by cops. Same applies to your criminal children.

LEOtheLEO
LEOtheLEO

Sounds like the K9 hater had a hard time during toilet training by his step daddy, now holds his constipation issues against all authority figures,.

jinx21
jinx21

Take your meds.

Swtsmtn
Swtsmtn

WOW! WHAT A HATER!

Swtsmtn
Swtsmtn

Absolutely! Well said!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Piss off, troll!

DixieBlue
DixieBlue

Someone just got released....either from the mental hospital or prison.

kkat
kkat

Don't do the crime if you can't do the time! Don't do it! Even Baretta had that down. However, later in his life, he should have taken his own show's advice!

sizzle937
sizzle937

Attempted murder of a police officer. Two or four legged. Same charge.

ScoutLeduxStarr
ScoutLeduxStarr

Sounds like you need to have a long walk off a short pier

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

We need to bring back to old days of Asskicking with arrests of violent suspects. In those days crime levels were low,,seems the ONLY thing that keeps them down is FEAR. Sadly. But then, if we had PARENTS being actual PARENTS, this crap wouldn't be happening either.

gottie
gottie

K9 s are Police you idiot. There specialize unit and they are more important than a piece of shit humans who want to hurt and kill people ..
You shouldn’t be on here anyway..

Deputy 676
Deputy 676

You have some issues PAL

ScoutLeduxStarr
ScoutLeduxStarr

This guy just got his one way ticket to hell....my slide be slow and painful

Blueblood16
Blueblood16

Sweet boy i know youll be healed soon and back to work protecting again. Im glad the shooter got his!!!! prayers.

NickyJ
NickyJ

Where do you get your information? Your head is so far up your ass you would be able to see what you had for lunch

61mouse
61mouse

The officers did K9 Deebo proud by killing the asshole

GLOCK_LAWMAN
GLOCK_LAWMAN

To bad we can't take out the real perpetrators, like obomonation and his heshe

Nana55721
Nana55721

Over and over again it has been proven that perps that will harm or kill animals will have no problem doing the same to people. A threat to public safety has been removed which is a good thing.


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