Pensacola K-9 takes gun away from suspect, hailed a hero

Pensacola K-9 takes gun away from suspect, hailed a hero

One of the newest members of the Pensacola Police Department (PPD) is being hailed a hero.

His heroic split-second decision likely saved the life of a suspect and fellow officers that were being threatened.

The scary moments were all captured on police body cam.

A disturbance Tuesday night sent Pensacola Police in full force to a home on North K Street.

A man armed with a shotgun was forcing his way into a home. A woman identified as the suspect's girlfriend made the frantic 911 call.

Before gaining entry, the suspect, identified as 36-year-old Oliver Hurst, retreated to a home right across the street.

Police body cam video shows the moment police rushed into the home to confront Hurst, who was still holding a weapon.

During those intense moments, K-9 Foster quite literally leaped into action, snatching the loaded weapon from the suspect's hand.

The 18-month-old German Shepard secured the weapon. Officers subdued Hurst with a stun gun.

He has been charged with armed burglary, aggravated assault, battery, criminal mischief and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

K-9 Foster is named for Pensacola resident Dana and Lisa Foster whose generous donation made the purchase of Foster and K-9 Nashoba possible.

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