Bio & Incident Details
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Origin: Czech Republic
Tour: 6 months
Incident Date: 12/12/2012
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Shot and killed
K9 Ivan was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a carjacking suspect near the intersection of 2nd Street and Stewart Avenue at about 11:00 pm.
Ivan's handler spotted the truck within minutes of the carjacking and attempted to stop it, but the driver fled. The vehicle crashed following a short pursuit and several officers, including K9 Ivan, pursued him on foot. Both K9 Ivan and the subject were shot and killed during the ensuing confrontation.
Ivan was transported to a local animal hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
K9 Ivan had served as a patrol certified canine with the Tucson Police Department for six months.