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Indiana K-9 Killed in Pursuit Crash

The deputy was not harmed. But K-9 Cas could not be rescued from the burning vehicle.

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New Hampshire K-9 Dies in Training Exercise

K-9 Max reportedly suffered severe internal injuries following a fall. He was transported to a nearby veterinary hospital where his condition worsened. He was subsequently humanely euthanized.

Georgia K-9 Dies After Chasing Suspect in 90-degree Weather

K-9 Eli was working with his handler in Snellville on Thursday when he began to show symptoms believed to be heat-related.

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.

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.