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Police K9, Wanted Parolee Killed In Shootout

Police K9, Wanted Parolee Killed In Shootout

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San Jose Mercury News via YellowBrix

April 18, 2011

PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—A man wanted for a parole violation was shot to death early Sunday after he opened fire on an officer and his police dog during a foot chase, authorities said. The officer was wounded and the canine was killed in the gunfight.

The confrontation happened at about 1:20 a.m., according to police spokeswoman Rhonda Long, who gave the following account:

A pair of officers recognized the man as a wanted parole violator and attempted to stop him. The suspect ran only to be captured and detained. But after a brief struggle, the suspect escaped and took off running again. At this point, one of the officers turned the police dog loose.

As the dog closed in, the suspect pulled out a gun and fired several shots—killing the animal and injuring the officer, who said the wound to his right side came from a slug that was deflected by his bulletproof vest, which very likely saved his life.

The other officer suffered a minor hand injury during the struggle. Both were treated at a hospital and released. Their names were not released.

Long said the dog, a two-year veteran of the department, was the first K-9 officer to die in the line of duty in Palm Springs.

Check out a news report of the confrontation:



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    K9Apache

    over 3 years ago

    96 Comments

    RIP Ike. You served you master and dept well. My thoughts are with the Handler and his speedy recovery.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11224 Comments

    All dogs go to Heaven !!!! Rest in peace, Ike. Prayers for a quick and full recovery for both officers.

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11356 Comments

    Sorry to hear the dog died, but glad to hear the officer is alive, and the POS parolee is no more...

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    BigNTS

    over 3 years ago

    6840 Comments

    bump uncledennis!

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    Dewrah

    over 3 years ago

    270 Comments

    K9 Officer Ike's service and sacrafice will not be forgotten. May his handler have a speedy recovery and may K9 Ike rest in peace

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    VolunteerChaplain813

    over 3 years ago

    62 Comments

    to Palm Springs Police Department god bless you R.I.P Ike thank you for being a hero to your master and the officer that was Ike partner remember this okay it is not how these officers died that made them heroes that how it is how they lived. This is so true for the way Ike lived and was a hero to the community of Palm Springs. Take care each other and in the way that God gives you the peace and comfort that passes all understanding... From Volunteer Firefighter/Chaplain David Matthew Duffany formerly from PG County, Maryland now living in Winter Garden, Florida.. e-mail: chaplaindavidmatthew@gmail.com

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    ExplorerFL835

    over 3 years ago

    370 Comments

    R.I.P Ike.... speedy recovery to the officers !

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    ilegworldchamp

    over 3 years ago

    8966 Comments

    I take some comfort in knowing that K-9 "IKE" has headed "UP" to the Rainbow Bridge , and that his Murderer is going in the opposite direction "DOWN TO HELL" . Praying for a speedy recovery of the injured Officers and the Families. Thank you for your dedicated service K-9 OFFICER IKE , YOU ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE ONE OF US.

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    onetime

    over 3 years ago

    1294 Comments

    Sorry to hear about the K-9 losing his life and happy to hear the POS got what was coming to him. I tell you they would have caught him and he would have been released because of budget cuts again another story of how a vest saved an officers life. Speedy recovery to both officer’s injured.

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    lbso07

    over 3 years ago

    70 Comments

    Bump mitrocop

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    Retleo

    over 3 years ago

    5524 Comments

    Good to see that the POS got his ticket punched and that the injured officers will be OK. RIP K-9, you did your duty honorably.

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    uncledennis1

    over 3 years ago

    23312 Comments

    Speedy recovery. R.I.P. K-9. The "Big Sleep" for the scumbag. Satan is waiting for you.

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    JessLnC89

    over 3 years ago

    390 Comments

    RIP to the K-9 and speedy recovery to the Officers.

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    mpd_943

    over 3 years ago

    2486 Comments

    RIP our four-legged Brother! Prayers for a full and speedy recovery for the involved Officers.

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    chiefkcr

    over 3 years ago

    3614 Comments

    RIP to the K9Friend. Prayes go out to the Handler for a speedy recovery and return to full duty.

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