MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Montgomery man will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to shooting a police dog.
The Montgomery Advertiser reports that Frank Raven, 20, pleaded guilty to the attempted killing of a police dog and several other charges.
Raven robbed a Title Cash on Atlanta Highway late last year and fled into a nearby neighborhood. Bodi, a German shepherd, found him hiding in a shed. Raven shot at Bodi, but the dog continued to advance as Raven fired, police said.
Bodi lost his left eye and was retired to live with handler Cpl. R.E. Tucker.
The Montgomery Police Department named Bodi and Tucker police officers of the year in May. Bodi also received a purple heart.
Bodi died July 28 at the age of 11 of an unrelated illness.
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