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Police K9 stabbed to death in California

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A police K9 in California is dead after being stabbed by a suspect in Sunnyvale. The Sunnyvale  Department of Public Safety announced the loss of K9 Jax, a German shepherd, on Wednesday:

It is with great sorrow that we announce the line of duty death of our beloved K9, Jax. Our hearts are heavy and broken as we mourn his loss.
Jax’s service and sacrifice will forever be remembered and honored.
We love you, Jax.

Jax was fatally stabbed after being sent to assist officers who were investigating a stabbing which had taken place at an apartment complex on East Weddell Drive, reported Mercury News. At the complex, the suspect attacked and stabbed Jax after the dog was sent to help apprehend the man. Jax was transported to a veterinarian for emergency care, but his wounds proved to be fatal.

Ina release, the authorities recounted how the suspect was later killed:

Officers continued to negotiate with the suspect when the suspect threw a knife at officers at which time an officer fired his weapon striking the suspect. Officers were able to secure the suspect and began life-saving efforts. The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

(Image via Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety)

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12 replies
  1. Nancy Raymond says:

    Maybe if Jax had a vest he could have survived – he deserved as much protection as a human officer – I hope those cops took their own sweet time getting the suspect to the hospital – he died which in no way is any loss. K9 officers should be treated exactly like human officers since they are the first to be deployed in any situation. RIP Jax – you are a hero.

    • Animal Advocate says:

      Well said Nancy. The dogs are the heroes! They need more protection. They didn’t ask to be officers! Too bad the cops didn’t kill the perp when he threw knives at them! K9 officers need vests !

  2. Diana Roby says:

    Run free at the Rainbow Bridge, K9 Jax. Thank you for your service. My deepest sympathies to your family and friends. You will always be loved and remembered for your beautiful and courageous soul.

  3. Adrienne says:

    RIP Jax, you made your partner proud of you as well as the department you worked with. Always sad to see a dog who is trained to go after a suspect die in the line of duty, but he did what he was trained to do and in the end was successful for the police department.

  4. Sherry says:

    No loss of a human life, BIG loss of a loss for Jax. I can think of no better way for the suspect to have died than to have been stabbed to death. Gun was too fast. I have no use for these low life criminals. Jax is over the Rainbow Bridge.

  5. Red says:

    You lived a worthy, wonderful, life Jax….now run free at Rainbow Bridge and know your fellow officers terminated the POS that killed you. RIP

  6. Barkley's Mom says:

    It’s always heartbreaking to read of one of these brave K9’s being killed like this. Rest in peace K9 Jax, thank you for your service, condolences to your handler, family and fellow officers. I know you will be missed.


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