Sheriff's K9, handler harmed in pursuit of armed robbers
A Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K9 handler Dep. Cameron and K9 Valli, a 2-year-old Dutch Shepherd, are taking time to recuperate after sustaining injuries in the line of duty. Early in the morning May 7, the duo were helping the Multnomah and Clackamas Sheriff's deputies find suspects Joshua Vaughn Miller, 36, and Sandra Dee Miller, 38, who allegedly robbed a Safeway gas station on Cherry Park Road in Troutdale at gunpoint then fled, leading law enforcement in a chase.
Deputies apprehended the Millers hiding alongside a wooded hillside near Southeast Bull Run Road. Joshua Miller reportedly attacked the K9 and assisting officers, pushing the dog to the ground and hitting Cameron in the face.
K9 Valli's condition was assessed at the VCA Animal Hospital, and though she appeared not to have sustained any major injuries, she is at home for a few days. Cameron, who was unnamed by the Sheriff's Office, was treated and released in the same day at a local hospital.
For more information about the robbery in Troutdale, you can find The Outlook's coverage at pamplinmedia.com/go/42-news/394756-287966-two-arrested-after-fueling-station-robbery.