City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20120530-076
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Thank You for Supporting K9 Bodie

On behalf of the Sacramento Police Department and the Sacramento Police K9 Association, we would like to thank everyone for their support and contributions during K9 Bodie's treatment and recovery. 

On Friday, May 18, 2012, Bodie was shot in the line of duty by a suspect who was attempting to flee from officers.  Bodie spent eight days in the VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center where he received 24 hour care from a team of skilled surgeons and veterinarians who worked around the clock to repair his injured jaw and paw. 

During Bodie's stay at the hospital, supporters from our community and around the world monetarily contributed approximately $30,000 to help offset the estimated $25,000 cost in medical bills. 

Donations that currently exceeded Bodie's medical expenses will be used to pay for all upcoming procedures, follow-up visits and therapy until Bodie is able to return to full duty.  Any additional funds will go to the Sacramento Police Foundation and be set aside for the purchase of a future community sponsored K9.

Although, Bodie has several months of rehabilitation in store, he is doing well and is recovering at home with his handler.  Again, we thank everyone for their donations and support.

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

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