North Richland Hills K-9 Shot In Line Of Duty Returns To Work

Andrew Greenstein
March 14, 2019 - 7:02 am
K-9 Koba

Credit: North Richland Hills PD

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NORTH RICHLAND HILLS (1080 KRLD) - A North Richland Hills Police K-9 shot in the line of duty is back at work.

"K-9 Koba is back to duty -- full duty," says Carissa Katekaru with North Richland Hills Police. "We're really excited about that."

K-9 Koba was shot on January 14 as he was trying to apprehend a suspect.

The road to recovery wasn't always easy.

"He ended up having multiple surgeries throughout his recovery period," says Katekaru.

But in just two months, Koba has made a full recovery.

"We're really surprised that he's back so quickly," Katekaru says. "But he's so resilient, and he's just such a tough dog."

On Koba's first day back, he didn't skip a beat.

"When he got back on shift, he picked up just where he left off, which is very encouraging," says Katekaru.