Cooper Honors Elk Grove Police Officer and Retired K9 Officer Blu
SACRAMENTO –In a ceremony during today’s Assembly session, Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) honored Elk Grove Police Department (EGPD) Officer Jason Miller and retired K9 Officer Blu with an Assembly Resolution.
On the evening of January 7, 2017, EGPD Officer Miller and K9 Officer Blu observed a pair of armed and dangerous individuals fleeing the scene of a robbery in Elk Grove, at which time Officer Miller deployed K9 Blu to stop the criminals. Blu flew into action, risking his life and suffering two gunshot wounds in his attempt to capture the perpetrators.
The robbers were later apprehended and K9 Blu was treated for his injuries by veterinary staff at VCA Bradshaw. Blu eventually returned to work after a one-month recovery, but later retired due to injuries sustained during the pursuit.
“Officer Miller and K9 Blu went above and beyond their call to duty, risking their lives to keep us safe,” said Assemblymembr Jim Cooper. “K9 Blu was shot twice in the leg, luckily making a full recovery. It is an absolute privilege to recognize Officer Miller and Blu for their service to our community with a well-deserved Assembly Resolution.”
On March 23, 2018, a Sacramento Superior Court judge sentenced Luther Foster, 46, of Sacramento to 25 years to life on charges of attempted murder, robbery, and harming a police K9.
Elk Grove Police Officer Miller was accompanied by Elk Grove Police Chief Bryan Noblett, Elk Grove Police K9 Unit Officers, and his wife, Kacey Miller, for a special recognition on the California State Assembly floor during the Assembly’s regular session on August 6, 2018.