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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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RIP K9 Tanja. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for your service, dedication and loyalty. Prayers to your handler & best friend. You will once again meet at the Rainbow Bridge. Until then, run free sweet girl.. you deserve it!!!

Family Member - New Jersey LEO's
Pompton Lakes, NJ
September 16, 2014


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