K9 Ivan

K9 Ivan

Tucson Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ivan

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.

Bio

  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 2
  • Tour 6 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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His home dog park in southeastern Tucson, within Purple Heart Park, was renamed in his honor Ivan's Spot.

Donald Dockman
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August 13, 2015

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