Bridgeport officer and K-9 hospitalized after being struck by car

A Bridgeport police lieutenant and his K-9 partner are expected to make a full recovery after being struck by a hit-and-run driver last night.

Officers say the car hit Lt. Kevin Gilleran while he was putting the K-9 into his cruiser, sending him flying 30 feet. The car then dragged the dog, Titus, several feet before it drove off, police say.

Titus was rushed to the vet and is stable.

Police say Gilleran refused to go to the hospital himself until he knew Titus was being treated. Gilleran is now resting at home and Titus is expected to be released tonight.

The two were responding to a call near Seaview and Boston avenues when they were hit.

Police say a small, dark and shiny car with yellow headlights and damage was involved in the hit-and-run.

Police: Lieutenant, K-9 struck by hit-and-run driver

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