Winchester Police Cpl. Brittney Kotynski-Neer explains the injuries suffered by her K-9 partner Kota when he fell through an attic ceiling while apprehending a burglary suspect on Franklin Street on (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Winchester Police Cpl. Brittney Kotynski-Neer awaits word on her K-9 partner Kota who was undergoing surgery Monday after being injured Friday when he fell through a ceiling while apprehending a burglary suspect on Franklin Street in Winchester. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Kota, a 6-year-old German shepherd, has been on the force since May 2009. After breaking his right front leg and injuring his “wrist” while trying to apprehend burglary suspects, the dog tried to climb stairs to resume helping officers, his handler said.
Winchester Police Cpl. Brittney Kotynski-Neerand her K-9 Kota give a demonstration of police work to members of the Daniel Morgan Middle School student Crime Solvers group in March. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
WINCHESTER — A Winchester Police Department canine is doing well after a nearly four-hour surgery Monday to treat a broken leg that he sustained in the line of duty Friday.