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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.

Kentucky Sheriff's K-9 Killed in Crash

The collision happened at approximately 2:45 PM on U.S. 150. Police say Deputy Casey McCoy was turning left onto the bypass when his cruiser was hit on the right side by a pickup truck.

Border Patrol K-9 Killed Trying to Detain Suspect in Texas

Border Patrol K-9 Bulder was shot and killed while trying to detain a suspect in El Paso, TX.

Arizona K-9 Shot and Killed by Fleeing Assault Suspect

Officers with the El Mirage (AZ) Police Department are mourning the loss of one of their K-9s after he was shot and killed by a suspect on Friday night.

Utah K-9 Killed After Running into Traffic

Deputies with the Davis County Sheriff's Office are mourning the loss of K-9 Chopper, who got out of the kennel in his handler's patrol vehicle and ran into traffic, where he was struck by a car and killed.

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.

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.

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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.