Deputy Scott Cronin and K-9 Vice both suffered knife wounds but are expected to fully recover. - Photo: Polk County (FL) Sheriff's Office

Deputy Scott Cronin and K-9 Vice both suffered knife wounds but are expected to fully recover.

Photo: Polk County (FL) Sheriff's Office

A Polk County (FL) Sheriff's Office deputy and his K-9 are recovering from stab wounds they received Saturday night while arresting a 31-year-old Lakeland man during a failed home-invasion burglary, reports the Ledger.

According to the agency, Deputy Scott Cronin was cut in his hand while wresting a knife from Carl McHargh Jr., who was barricaded in a bedroom closet after reportedly forcing his way into a home in Lakeland. Cronin's K-9, Vise, was stabbed nine times around his head and face, and underwent emergency surgery Saturday night to treat his wounds. He's expected to make a full recovery, according to PCSO spokeswoman Carrie Horstman.

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