Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office reported that their four-legged deputy, K-9 Dux has fully recuperated after being shot only two months ago, and is back on the force.
"On October 2nd, K9 Dux took the ultimate sacrifice by being shot twice while protecting the citizens and deputies of Spotsylvania," the office posted on Facebook. "With determination, long rehabilitation and the grace of God, Sheriff Roger Harris is pleased to announce that K9 Dux is officially back to protecting the streets he so loves."
In October, Spotsylvania County deputies did a traffic stop on a car for a minor infraction, according to Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office.
The passenger in the car, Joseph Conway, 34, of King George County got out of the car and got into a fight with the deputy. Conway then fled the scene.
The deputy and his K-9 dog, Dux, started to chase Conway. Officials said Conway then pulled a gun out from his clothing and shot several rounds at the deputies and the K-9.
Dux was shot twice near the 2800 block of Lafayette Blvd. Nobody besides the dog was injured in the incident.