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Indiana K-9 Killed While Tracking 2 Suspects Following Vehicle Pursuit

A K-9 with the Fishers (IN) Police Department was reportedly killed while tracking two suspects after a vehicle pursuit on Tuesday night.

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Man Charged in Indiana K-9's Death Caused by Crash

A Fort Wayne, IN, man had drugs in his system when investigators say he crashed into a Whitley County sheriff's deputy's car, killing a police dog, according to court documents.

California K-9 Dies in Hot Car While Off Duty

K-9 Ozzie's handler was off duty when he found the dog deceased in a department issued patrol vehicle, which is equipped with an alert system that signals to the handler when the interior temperature gets too hot. It is suspected that the alert system failed to activate.

North Carolina K-9 Struck, Killed by Car While Chasing Suspect

A K-9 with the Greensboro (NC) Police Department was struck and killed by a car while chasing a suspect on Friday night.

Alabama K-9 Dies from Exposure to Synthetic Narcotic

An Alabama Department of Corrections K-9 that was exposed to illegal narcotics—identified by a hazmat team identified it as synthetic marijuana—late last week has died.

Indiana K-9 Killed in Pursuit Crash

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

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.