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Memorial Planned for Fallen K-9s During Police Week

The National Police Dog Foundation, Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1, and United for Blue are co-hosting a memorial service for fallen K-9s during Police Week.

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Florida Increases Penalties for Killing, Injuring Police K-9s

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Friday making that crime a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. It was previously a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Virginia Department Mourns Sudden Death of K-9

Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. said K-9 "Doby" collapsed and stopped breathing while responding to a report of an armed robbery in Alexandria.

Date Set for Second Annual Police K-9 Memorial Ceremony

The National Police Dog Foundation and United for Blue have announced that they will host the second annual Police K-9 Memorial Service on May 11 as part of Police Week ceremonies honoring fallen officers.

Texas K-9 Killed by Wanted Suspect Following Pursuit

K-9 "Chucky" was struck by gunfire as the dog was attempting to subdue the subject.

Texas Department Restarts K-9 Program Following Tragedy

The agency paused the program after a K-9—a Belgian Malinois—attacked his handler and would not obey commands to stop.

Minnesota Officer Wounded, K-9 Killed at Domestic Dispute Call

An officer with the Duluth (MN) Police Department was wounded and a K-9 was killed when shots rang out during a standoff with an armed man at a domestic dispute call on Sunday night.

Florida K-9 Killed, Suspect Wounded Outside Shopping Mall

Though mortally wounded, Cigo was still able to reach the suspect while he was still firing at law enforcement. Authorities returned fire, striking the suspect several times. That suspect was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

California K-9 Killed, Handler Shot in Gunfight

An officer with the Tulare (CA) Police Department was wounded and his new K-9 partner killed in a gunfight over the weekend.

Florida State Senator Files Bill to Triple Prison Time for Harming K-9s

Currently in Florida, killing a police dog is a third-degree felony -- which carries a sentence of up to five years in prison. If passed, the new legislation would make killing any public safety dog a second-degree felony, tripling the maximum prison sentence to up to 15 years.