K9 Officer Stabbed Until Intestines Came Out, Didn't Quit Fight

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A San Diego police K9 was brutally stabbed while apprehending a knife-wielding suspect on Monday.

​San Diego, CA – A San Diego Police Department (SDPD) K9 officer was brutally stabbed while he assisted in the apprehension of a knife-wielding man on Monday, police said.

SDPD officers and K9 Dexter, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, responded to a 911 call at approximately 8:30 a.m., after a woman reported that she was having difficulty controlling her 22-year-old son, Rogelio Carreon, KGTV reported.

The woman said that Carreon was behaving threateningly as he stood on the front porch, clutching a kitchen knife.

Officers arrived to find Carreon’s mother out in the street, sweeping up glass. She explained that her son had broken a picture frame, and that he told her he was going to fight the police.

There were children inside the home, KGTV reported.

Carreon then emerged from the residence, armed with a 7-inch kitchen knife, CDPD Lieutenant Charles Lara said.

Officers repeatedly ordered Carreon to drop the weapon, but he refused, leading to an hour-long standoff.

Police eventually fired four beanbag rounds at the man, and released K9 Dexter, who grabbed ahold of Carreon’s left arm.

Carreon repeatedly stabbed K9 Dexter while resisting arrest, but the K9 officer didn't let go and the suspect was ultimately apprehended.

After the attack, K9 Dexter’s intestines were hanging from his gaping stab wounds, but his vital organs were not harmed, Lt. Lara said.

He was rushed for emergency medical treatment, where veterinary personnel determined that he also suffered broken ribs and a lacerated spleen.

K9 Dexter underwent surgery, and is expected to make a “good recovery,” a SDPD K9 Officer Larry Adair told KGTV.

Officer Adair said that his own K9 partner was stabbed several years ago.

“It’s a very close relationship,” he said. “And I can’t tell you how awful it is to see your partner, your friend, your pal, your best friend, stabbed. Wounded. It’s horrible.”

K9 Dexter has been with the department for 14 months, KGTV reported.

Carreon was arrested on multiple counts, to include felony assault of a police dog.

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prophetess anna
prophetess anna

K9 OFFICER Dexter, we are all pulling for you!! God bless you always!! Please feel better soon!!

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Praying for you Dexter! Great job buddy, your a hero!! 🙏🏼❤️💯🐾

Bonn10480
Bonn10480

Praying for Dexter.

Gramercy
Gramercy

ALL Blue Live Matter.....two legged or four....you are our heroes! May God heal your pain and injuries!

MSP Trooper
MSP Trooper

Should have shot the SOB! Another future murderer!

Old Codger
Old Codger

Would a tazer been appropriate? I wasn't there so I won't judge.

Betts1221
Betts1221

Any other time, in any other state but the socialist democratic state of California, the perpetrators would have been shot for not throwing down the knife. So they send in this brave K9 officer to subdue this scrum who in turn stabbed him repeatedly, with his guts hanging out, and he still hung on. I don't understand why they didn't shot this perp then! Of course, I have to remember this is the state that hates police officers and protects the criminals.

Betts1221
Betts1221

I'm pray for this brave and beautiful K9 officer Dexter. I love these beautiful, brave and intelligent police dogs. Thank you Dexter for your bravery and your service. May God bless you and prayers for your health.

Buzz17
Buzz17

K9 Dexter, you're a hero in my book! Saving your partner & bringing down that scumbag, all the while enduring a brutal attack! Incredible officer!

Divadeb
Divadeb

Thank God K9 Officer Dexter will be OK,our hearts are always with all who Serve&Protect us. We pray God keep all our Heroes 2&4 legged safe.Thank All Who Serve& put our lives before their own. Grateful.

joegyomory
joegyomory

I feel for the dog and the handler and I hope the dog recovers. What is wrong with these cops, don't they have tasers or guns?

Mic911
Mic911

I thought the same thing, as soon as subject came onto the porch..like you said, we were not there so we cannot judge. Prayers for Dexter and speedy recovery with return to duty!

MSK
MSK

And now this scumbag will go to court and cry the blues. His public defender which we the people pay for will plead that he’s mentally ill. The liberal judge will agree, recommend he get psychological help and release him. Gotta live the judicial system in the USA.

mountainmanmiller
mountainmanmiller

As evidenced by MANY recent events, the Judicial system is broken, from the FBI on down and it is the worst in California... Moonbeam and all his liberal followers in this illegal immigrant filled sanctuary state, should experience the disdain that he has shown our first responders.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Why didn't they shoot his ass....if he is stabbing a dog it is the same as a human!!!!!!

Deny
Deny

Fuckin bullet between the eyes if that scumbag was stabbing my dog!!!!! Thank God Officer Dexter will make a full recovery.

CaliGirl$007
CaliGirl$007

Is the puke an illegal alien?

Aaron57
Aaron57

It depends on the range. Most officers don't get issued 'long range' taser cartridges. I suspect the officers didn't get close enough to deploy a taser, and even if they did, odds are it wouldn't have been effective. Tasers have a <30% success rate, at least according to agencies in my area.

Kfmac50
Kfmac50

Of course they do, but then the criminals whine about those being used as well.

Angel006
Angel006

I can't even imagine watching my partner being stabbed!!

MICHAELM6
MICHAELM6

I made the same mistake in one of my academy classes. The truth is dogs, even K9s, are considered property and not an Officer.You don't shoot over property. I actually questioned the policy and it went over very badly with the instructor.

durabo
durabo

A police canine is a certified LEO, and deserves the same protection as human LEOs. This miserable VCA POS deserved to be put down, not arrested.

gfc1963
gfc1963

Why an hour long stand off?? Drop the knife or you get shot. If you don't obey you get shot and then this dog would not have been injured.

cubbootz_414-HL2587
cubbootz_414-HL2587

THANK YOU !!! for acknowledging that K9 Officer Dexter is an OFFICER !!!

Fastmizu
Fastmizu

I would have shot his ass right in the head. Poor dog. I hope he recovers fully and can continue to be his partners backup. Belgian Maliki is are beautiful, intelligent, loving loyal dogs.


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