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.