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K9 Will | New York State Police, New York New York State Police, New York

K9 Will

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch: Monday, October 23, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Breed: Belgian Malinois

Age: 3

Gender: M

Tour: 6 months

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 10/23/2017

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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K9 Will was accidentally shot and killed by his handler while defending himself against an attack by a Pitbull while assisting with a search warrant in the town of Greig.

As officers approached the home, on Woodcreek Road, the Pitbull emerged from the home and charged at K9 Will and his handler. His handler discharged one round, striking the Pitbull. The round then ricocheted off the gravel driveway and struck K9 Will in the stomach.

His handler transported him to a nearby veterinary clinic where he passed away.

K9 Will had served with the New York State Police for six months. He was named after Trooper William Doyle, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on December 14th, 1967.

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Rest In Peace Will, Thank you for your service.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines, Iowa Police Department
November 24, 2017

 

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