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K9 Rico | Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

K9 Rico

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Breed: Dutch Shepherd

Age: 3

Gender: M

Tour: 6 months

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/26/2017

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Shot and killed

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K9 Rico was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension of a suspect following a pursuit in Wasilla.

The driver of the vehicle led troopers on a 45-minute pursuit after they attempted to stop him for traffic violations. The subject had several outstanding warrants.

Troopers were able to disable the vehicle with spike strips near mile 45 on Parks Highway. K9 Rico was deployed when the man fled and refused to follow commands. The subject opened fire on Rico, killing him, before being shot and killed by the troopers.

K9 Rico had served with the Alaska State Troopers for only six months.

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Police K 9's are living examples of what a dog can do!:)

Your bravery is "Why" our therapy dog Molly and I do what we do day and night!

Our therapy dog Molly "Live and In Color at Paducah, KY 911 dispatcher center sharing God's eternal live through the unconditional love of a dog!:)

Training our volunteers nationally to use their faithful canine companion to bring joy laughter, and comfort to our first responders and 911 dispatchers. I also work with over 600 volunteers across the nation dispatching therapy dog to police, fire, and first responders when called upon!

Chaplain Ron Leonard
Canines For Christ
June 18, 2017

 

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