May 3, 2014 12:38 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - He's one lucky dog.
Bruno, the Anaheim police dog shot in the face and chest as he tried to apprehend a suspected parole violator, was released from the hospital Friday and given a police escort home.
The first thing the 7-year-old German Shepherd did was bound happily into the patrol car of his partner, Officer R.J. Young.
Although headed to a life of retirement, Bruno will represent the Anaheim Police Department later this year as grand marshal of the city's Fourth of July parade.
The dog was hospitalized for nearly two months and underwent several surgeries after being wounded chasing a man police say also fired on officers. The officers shot the man dead.
During his hospitalization, well-wishers showered Bruno with chew toys and other grifts.
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