'Hero Dogs': Courageous canine survives two stabbings in the line of duty

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“There was a steady stream of blood coming down his leg onto the ground,” said Chris. “Then I realized the blood was coming from his chest, and I’d realized Ice had been injured pretty severely.”

The knife had nicked his carotid artery, and Ice was losing a lot of blood — very fast. “He was bleeding through every bandage that we had,” said Chris.

Ice was slowly fading. Chris was racing against time. “I could tell that he was hurting, but he wouldn’t show that,” his teary-eyed partner recounted.

With the urgent help and care of Chris and a veterinary hospital in Redding, California, Ice managed to survive the attack — his second near-fatal stabbing on the job. The raid netted more than 5,500 marijuana plants.

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In 2016 Ice was critically wounded after being stabbed four times, including twice in the chest, with a five-inch blade during a similar raid in Trinity National Forest.

Ice received the 2016 Law Enforcement and Investigations Director’s Award for Valor and Heroism after surviving the assault. He was also honored as a “Top Dog” award winner in the international category by American Humane Hero Dogs, appearing in a nationally televised award ceremony in 2017.

As of October 2020, Ice is happily retired from his work as a ‘hero dog.’

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Fox News’ Robert Gearty contributed to this report.

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