Police Dog Thrown Out Window, Back On Duty

A Fontana, California police dog has beaten the odds and is back on duty after being thrown from a second story window.

Jaris, a six-year-old Belgian Malinois, was sent after a parolee who was not surrendering to police and was believed to be armed and dangerous. Bryan Bills, 28, used the dog’s momentum to throw him out the window.

The situation was not looking great when Jaris was rushed to an emergency vet and checked for brain trauma. He landed on his head and was said to be staggering and bleeding from his nose.

“I thought he was dead,” said Officer Steve Bechtold, the dog’s handler. “I thought he would be dead or paralyzed.”

There was concern about brain damage, especially after the vet suggested there was swelling between the sinus cavity and the brain. Jaris did suffer temporary nerve damage in that area of his head, but miraculously, he’s back on duty three weeks later.

The suspect was arrested for not only parole violations and resisting arrest but also injuring a police dog.

An Ideal Partner In Law Enforcement

Belgian Malinois are known to be fiercely loyal and protective, which makes them ideal for police work.

“He’s always high drive, ready to play, ready to go; he’s pretty much the same every day. What you see is what you get,” said Officer Bechtold.

Jaris is a trusted vet in the world of canine law enforcement, with a pretty impressive resume. He has been summoned by the Secret Service to protect everyone from Hillary Clinton and President George W. Bush, to the Dalai Lama.

His latest job duty is a particularly important one in the wake of recent events, as a member of a bomb detection team.

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Carrie-Anne Brown

glad his ok, thanks for sharing :)

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga2 years ago

what an horrible person doing this to a dog, he should be put to jail

Tricia Hamilton
Tricia Hamilton2 years ago

Send the CREAP to JAIL!!

Michael H.
Mike H.2 years ago

Jaris- a great dog!

JackieLynn D.
JackieLynn D.2 years ago

So glad he's ok. he s/b aloud to retire and play all day now.

Annaliisa A.
Annaliisa A.2 years ago

I am glad he didn't get any permanent damage from the throw & fall.

Lori Vega
Lori Vega2 years ago

I am so glad the precious police dog is okay. The punishment is never harsh enough for criminals, throwing him out the window what of not been good enough. Hopefully he will get what he deserves while he is incarcerated!

Christine Stewart

I am glad he will be okay, and that the perp is being charged with injuring a police dog.

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra2 years ago

Thank you Jason, for Sharing this!

Christine W.
Christine W.2 years ago

So happy he has recovered. Thanks for sharing.