Bosco, the Colorado Springs police dog shot in the line of duty this week, is going to make it after all.
But he'll never work again.
The five-year-old German shepherd was shot in the head as he worked with SWAT team officers to flush out a man accused in a holdup.
A SWAT team officer and the 43-year-old suspect, William Allen Gregg, were also shot in the exchange of gunfire. Both are recovering.
Bosco was seriously injured by the shot to the head, and at first, the prognosis was grim.
Veterinarians yesterday removed bullet fragments from the dog's skull, and say he'll recover.
But Bosco lost an eye in the incident, and can't return to duty.
Police spokesman Rafael Cintron says Bosco will retire from police duty and live out his retirement with his handler, Sergeant Steve Buzzell.