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Ice wins the American Humane Hero Dog Awards

K-9 dog Ice poses for a glamour shot.
K-9 dog Ice poses for a glamour shot. Forest Service photo by Christopher Magallon.

WASHINGTON — K-9 dog Ice was voted top dog in the Law Enforcement/Arson Dogs category in the 2017 American Humane Hero Dog Awards. The awards were presented Sept. 17, and the show will air October 26 on Hallmark Channel.

Ice, who was stabbed in the line of duty July 21, 2016, was nominated for the American Humane Hero Dog Awards. Ice and his handler, Law Enforcement Officer Christopher Magallon, were apprehending a suspect during a marijuana eradication operation in Trinity County, California. Ice is now healthy and back on the job.

Despite being injured, Ice wasn’t deterred from his duty until officers took the suspect into custody. Ice was airlifted by California Highway Patrol helicopter to a veterinary hospital in Redding, California, where he was immediately operated upon. Magallon carries trauma kits with him, and was able to perform initial care for Ice’s wounds. Due to dense foliage, Magallon and others carried Ice three-quarter of a mile to meet the helicopter at a suitable landing location.

For more on the events that lead to Ice’s injury check out our blog.