K9 Benzi

K9 Benzi

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, September 1, 2018


K9 Benzi was shot after attacking his handler at the agency's canine facility at 2609 McKinley Avenue.

Benzi's handler was correcting his behavior with verbal commands when the dog attacked him, causing serious wounds to his handler's arm. Benzi continued to disobey his handler's command to release, giving his handler no other option except to shoot him. A tourniquet was applied to the handler's arm and he was transported to a local hospital.

Benzi was taken to a local veterinary hospital where he was humanely euthanized due to the wound.

K9 Benzi had served with the Columbus Division of Police for two years.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 3
  • Tour 2 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Weapon Officer's handgun

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Benzi we never know when an animal is having a bad day. We just assume that you are going to listen to your verbal commands given by your handler and on this day for some reason that didnt happen and your life was taken. Thank you for your service and your Ultimate Sacrifice in the line of Duty doing what you love to do.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

September 17, 2018

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