A Concord police dog injured after officials say he was stabbed by a suspect earlier this month is now back on patrol.
The dog, K9 Jelle, officially returned to the police force this week.
"We can't thank you all enough for the outpouring of support you have the past few weeks," Concord police wrote in a Facebook post.
The dog was helping police respond to a reported stabbing on Oct. 11. Police found the suspect hiding in a shed behind a house near the Concord BART station.
As the officers entered the yard, the suspect came out of the shed and allegedly stabbed and beat the police dog with large garden shears, police said.
Two police officers then shot the 30-year-old suspect, identified as Dominick Musulman. The Antioch resident was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he died, police said.