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K9 Tanja | Walker County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Walker County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

K9 Tanja

Walker County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, June 13, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Breed: Dutch Shepard

Age: 2

Gender: F

Tour: 2 months

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/13/2014

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Apprehended

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K9 Tanja was shot and killed, and her handler wounded, after responding to a home in the 300 block of Moon Lake Road to search for a rape suspect.

The subject opened fire inside the home, killing Tanja and wounding her handler in the neck, before being taken into custody.

Tanja had only served with the Walker County Sheriff's Office for eight weeks.

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Again, tears are shed for a Fallen "K9 Hero" named Tanja. may God welcome this beautiful animal. and watch over this wounded Deputy, Donnie Brown. Thank-you for your sacrifice, Tanya and for your service Deputy Brown. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

Ret. Comm. Scott Barksdale
Broward County (Fla) and RCSD (SC)
July 16, 2014


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