Doraville, GA, April 8, 2016 – The Post Reports – Doraville K-9 Officer Tryko and his handler, Lieutenant Jason Deyette, visited the Doctors and Staff from Village Animal Clinic in Dunwoody on Friday, to thank them for the wonderful care and treatment received after Tryko was injured apprehending a suspect with multiple felony warrants last week.
“K-9 Tryko is recovering well and will hopefully be returning to duty in a few weeks,” Doraville Police said in a Facebook Post.
On April 1st, Tryko was stabbed in the mouth with a broken broomstick while assisting law enforcement in capturing Jeffrey Nathan Coleman, a 37-year-old Jasper, GA man who was on the run from Pickens and other counties.
Coleman was traced to Dunwoody’s Hidden Branch subdivision where he was trying to escape U.S. Marshals. Dunwoody Police were on scene providing agency assistance and Doraville’s K-9 unit was called on to assist.
In addition to the animal cruelty charges, Police say Coleman is facing aggravated assault and pointing a firearm at someone charges.
K-9 Officer Tryko’s injuries required more than 20 stitches.