A police dog with the Fond du Lac Police Department is recovering from a gunshot would received during Sunday’s shooting, which also claimed the life of one officer and left another wounded. K-9 Grendel is Officer Ryan Williams’ partner. He’s currently at the Fox Valley Animal Referral Center in Grand Chute.
Doctor Lisa Peters says Grendel is walking, eating, and drinking again. Although, she says there are still serious injuries to be dealt with.
Peters says their main concern for Grendel is infection, but they have him on antibiotics and there are signs the infection in his stomach is clearing. She says the gunshot wound penetrated his abdomen and chest.
Officer Williams is still hospitalized in Neenah in serious condition.
Fond du Lac Police Captain Steve Klein oversees the department’s K-9 unit. He says both Grendel and his partner are showing remarkable signs of improvement and they are optimistic they will be back out on the road eventually. Klein says they’ll work closely with doctors to find out if the K-9 can return to duty some day.
Mike Kemetter, WHBY