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Illinois Sheriff's K-9 Killed in Crash Involving DUI Suspect

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Boone County Deputy Robert Rosenkranz and K9 Loki were conducting a traffic stop on the right shoulder of Interstate 90 near Irene Road when a vehicle driven by a DUI suspect crashed into their vehicle.

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Police K-9 Dies After Falling Down Elevator Shaft

Johnstown, PA, police say while conducting the search, K-9 Titan fell through an unsecured, open elevator shaft on the fourth floor of a warehouse.

TN K-9 Killed As Suspect Fires into Police Vehicle

The incident occurred on Nov. 17 as Officer Justin Darby and his Belgian Malinois K-9 officer named Sjaak -- pronounced “Jacques” -- were driving on Murfreesboro Road in La Vergne, Tennessee, when a gunman pulled up alongside them and opened fire on their patrol car before speeding off, police say.

Arizona Department Mourns Sudden Death of K-9 with Brain Tumor

Officers with the Scottsdale (AZ) Police Department are mourning the sudden death of K-9 Castro after the dog was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Video: Hundreds Gather for Fallen New Jersey K-9's Memorial Procession

Officers and citizens from cities and towns across northern New Jersey lined the streets as a procession was conducted for a K-9 who died suddenly in the line of duty.

Washington K-9 Killed While Tracking Homicide Suspect

K-9 Ronja, a two-year-old German shepherd, was reportedly engaging the murder suspect when he shot her.

California Officer Whose K-9 Died in Hot Car Will Not Be Charged

K-9 Ozzy—a drug-detection dog—was found dead in the patrol vehicle by his handler in August 2019.

SC Deputies Ambushed, Suspect and K-9 Killed in Gunfight

The slain K-9 named Roscoe began tracking the pair, which led deputies to the hill where Sheriff McBride said the suspects were waiting in an “ambush situation.”

Utah K-9 Killed on Duty to be Buried in Custom Casket

Last week the crew at RawTin Garage—West Valley City, UT, customizers and restorers of motorcycles and cars—received an unusual request. The Herriman (UT) Police Department wanted a custom paint job on the casket for a K-9 killed on duty.

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Utah K-9 Shot and Killed in Pursuit of Fugitive

A K-9 with the Herriman (UT) Police Department was shot and killed in a gunfight with a fugitive from justice early Friday.