Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

K9 Vasko | St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Florida St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Florida

K9 Vasko

St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, June 25, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Breed: Not available

Age: 5

Gender: M

Tour: Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/24/2004

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Suspect: Convicted

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

K9 Vasko was shot and killed while performing an apprehension during a foot pursuit of a car-jacking suspects.

During the track one of the two suspects fired a shot, at which time Vasko attempted an apprehension. The subject fired two more times, striking Vasko. His handler was able to return fire and wounded the subject multiple times.

Vasko was transported to an emergency veterinarian hospital where he underwent surgery, but died from complications the following day.

K9 Vasko was posthumously awarded the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office Medal of Honor and Life Saving Award

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

Leave a Reflection

Be the first to leave a Reflection for K9 Vasko:

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths