Nicky, a K9 with the Las Vegas Metro Police, is back on duty after suffering serious injures to his face and head last month from a machete in the hands of an attacker.
On Febuary 11, Nicky had to undergo emergency surgery after a 12-hour standoff with a barricaded subject ended with the the man in custody and suffering from a number of bites while the Belgian Malinois police dog was stabbed in the face, nose and mouth numerous times.
The subject in the incident, 36-year-old Tolavius Timmons was charged with several felonies including resisting an officer with a firearm, torturing, injuring or attempting to kill a police animal and torturing or maiming an animal to terrorize or threaten it. Besides attacking Nicky, Timmons also damaged a police robot sent in to observe him during the standoff.
He is currently in custody on a $75,000 bond.
Nicky, on the other hand, just turned 8 and is expected to serve at least two more years before retiring to tasks that deal more with biscuits and napping rather than barricades and machetes.