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K9 Blackjack | Allentown Police Department, Pennsylvania Allentown Police Department, Pennsylvania

K9 Blackjack

Allentown Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, March 2, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Breed: Doberman Pinscher

Age: Not available

Gender: M

Tour: Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 3/2/1985

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Not available

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K9 Blackjack was shot and killed after mistakenly biting a police officer while attempting an apprehension of a murder suspect.

Officers had pursued the subject until his vehicle crashed in the 2500 block of Allen Street. K9 Blackjack was deployed for an apprehension but mistakenly bit a plainclothes officer who was confronting the suspect. The officer shot K9 Blackjack after he failed to release his grip.

The suspect was apprehended at the scene of the crash.

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