On May 19, 2018, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department canine “Jedi” was stabbed after being sent to apprehend a suspect.
Jedi’s handler, Deputy Javier Bustamante, immediately rushed him to a veterinary clinic for treatment of wounds to Jedi’s head and around one of his eyes. Jedi received sutures to his eyelid and around his eye. It was determined Jedi also sustained a scratched cornea and an injury to an internal portion of his eyelid, called the “third eyelid”.
In the late afternoon on Saturday, Jedi was released from the animal hospital and is currently home resting with his family. Unless there are complications, Jedi will likely return to full duty in approximately two weeks.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank our community for the continued support of the men, woman, canines, and horses who serve in Sacramento County neighborhoods every day.
For more information on canine Jedi, and Jacob, the brave young man who named him, follow the series of links below. Jacob may be gone but his memory and strength live on within our canine unit.
Sergeant Shaun Hampton