Dog that lost leg in train collision adopted by Westfield police officer

The dog was rescued by the Westfield Police Department when four officers brought him to All Pets Vet in Branchburg after the accident.

The dog was rescued by the Westfield Police Department when four officers brought him to All Pets Vet in Branchburg after the accident. (9/23/16)

WESTFIELD - A German shepherd that was hit by a train last month will soon get a new home with a police officer.

The dog was rescued by the Westfield Police Department when four officers brought him to All Pets Vet in Branchburg after the accident.

He ended up losing a leg, but the dog, who has been given the name "Coal," has been adopted by a Westfield undercover police officer.

Coal will leave veterinarian care and go to his new home next week.

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