Police officers receive training in treating their K9 partners

Police officers receive training in treating their K9 partners

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - When a police officer is shot in the line of duty, every second counts.

That also goes for officers with four legs.

JPD officers, as well as their cohorts from Paragould and Poinsett County, learned what to do for their canine partners in an emergency situation.
JPD officers, as well as their cohorts from Paragould and Poinsett County, learned what to do for their canine partners in an emergency situation. (Jonesboro Police Dept.)

Dr. John Huff, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center in Jonesboro, held a K9 first aid class Wednesday at the Jonesboro Police Department.

Dr. John Huff, a veterinarian at Animal Medical Center in Jonesboro, held the K9 first aid class Wednesday at the Jonesboro Police Department.
Dr. John Huff, a veterinarian at Animal Medical Center in Jonesboro, held the K9 first aid class Wednesday at the Jonesboro Police Department. (Jonesboro Police Dept.)

JPD officers, as well as their cohorts from Paragould and Poinsett County, learned what to do for their canine partners in an emergency situation.

Dr. John Huff from Animal Medical Center of Jonesboro held a K9 First Aid training today for JPD officers as well as K9...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Four of the officers, according to a social media post, received Buddy Bag medical kits from Vested Interest in K9s.

Four of the officers received Buddy Bag medical kits from Vested Interest in K9s.
Four of the officers received Buddy Bag medical kits from Vested Interest in K9s. (Jonesboro Police Dept.)

The kits are packed with first aid items that officers can use on their K9s.

Dr. Huff has a long history of treating Jonesboro’s finest K9 officers and was instrumental in helping Officer Gabo, who was shot during a standoff, recuperate enough to return to service.

K9 Officer Gabo cleared for duty

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