The recognition comes just months after an incident when Kota was injured while apprehending a suspect on a call for a breaking and entering. Since the incident in January, officials say Kota has undergone three surgeries to repair a broken leg and countless hours of rehabilitation.
Officials say Corporal Neer has dedicated her time to attending rehab sessions and working with her K-9 partner in an effort to get him back on his paws.
The dinner and awards ceremony will be this Thursday at the Community Center.
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