Wounded N.J. police dog returns home

February 1, 2011 7:36:36 AM PST
A New Jersey police dog wounded during a standoff has returned home to celebrate his fourth birthday Tuesday. Jordan will face surgery later this month to remove a bullet from his abdomen.

Salem Patrolman Bill Robinson tells Today's Sunbeam his patrol partner is going great and seems like his old self.

Jordan was shot as officers responded to a domestic violence incident last Wednesday.

Robinson suffered a grazing gunshot wound to the shoulder and was treated at the scene. Jordan was taken to a Philadelphia veterinary hospital.

The suspect was charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and weapons offenses.

The Salem County Police K-9 Association says donations have been coming in from around the country to cover Jordan's medical expenses.