Angels Camp Police Department Sergeant Steve Poortinga was the officer involved in the vehicle accident on March 9, 2014 on Hwy 4 near Vallecito Road in Vallecito. Sergeant Poortinga is a K9 handler for the Angels Camp Police Department and was on his way home at the end of his shift with his K9 at the time of the accident.
Sergeant Poortinga suffered major injuries in the accident and was transported to Doctor’s Hospital in Modesto. He was treated and released from Doctor’s Hospital on Sunday and is recuperating at home.
The K9 was transported to a local veterinary hospital and checked for injuries. The K9 was later released and is currently at home with Sergeant Poortinga.It is unknown when Sergeant Poortinga and his K9 will return to work.