Zeke The K-9 Officer
On March 15, 2013, a Harrisburg K-9 officer by the name of Zeke was injured in the line of duty and needed life-saving veterinary care. Zeke pursued a suspect and in the process of pinning the suspect, was shot in the neck. Even though he sustained a torn jugular vein, Zeke held the suspect until the threat was neutralized before being airlifted by helicopter to Rossmoyne Animal Emergency Trauma Center. Dr. Mark Meyerhoff operated for two hours to successfully remove the bullet and repair the tissue damage. As a result of Dr. Meyerhoff’s expertise in Zeke’s time of crisis, Zeke made a full recovery and moved on to continue his distinguished career as a K-9 officer.