A SWAT team dog with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has undergone surgery for a twisted small intestine and colon.
“K-9 Roman is in need of your prayers,” the sheriff’s said on social media.
Surgeons removed a large part of the dog’s small intestine and 70% of his colon, the sheriff’s office said. Roman’s condition is stable, but his blood pressure is low.
The next three to five days of his recovery are “pivotal,” the sheriff’s office said.
Roman’s handler is Deputy Ty Zimmerman. The sheriff’s office canine unit began in 1986. It now has six dogs in service.
The sheriff’s office describes Roman as a “hero,” a team member who recently helped deputies apprehend an armed murder suspect.
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