K9 Brunie

K9 Brunie

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, September 28, 2014

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K9 Brunie died eight days after becoming ill while tracking a felony suspect in a wooded area in the interchange of 163rd Street and Highway 71, in Belton.

It is believed that during the track Brunie ingested a poisonous substance which caused him to immediately become ill. His conditioned worsened over the coming days to the point that he was euthanized.

K9 Brunie had served with the Kansas City Police Department for two years. Brunie had been previously recognized as the 2013 Canine Officer of the Year from the National Police Canine Association.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 4
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 20, 2014

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To Officer Edwin Lara and his family, I'm so sorry to hear about the death of Brunie. My heart goes out to you, your family and department members. Not only am I a devote animal lover I'm a retired police officer of 30 years who used many canine tracking dogs to apprehend dangerous criminal. My heart cries for you. All animals go to heaven.
God Bless

Senior Officer Tina McFarliin
Salem Oregon Police Dept.

November 7, 2014

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