K9 Fang

K9 Fang

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, September 30, 2018

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K9 Fang was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend an armed carjacking suspect near I-10 and Commerce Center Parkway.

The subject had stolen the vehicle at gunpoint approximately one hour earlier. The vehicle was located and turned off remotely as it traveled on I-10 and the driver fled into the nearby woods. K9 Fang was released to apprehend the suspect but was shot and killed. The subject was apprehended by a second canine and his handler moments later.

K9 Fang served as a patrol canine and explosives detection canine.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 3
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

juvenile offender, k9 apprehension, robbery

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I am so sorry Fang. Thank you for your service and the greatest sacrifice one can. If only more humans were more like you Fang, it would be a better world. My heart goes out to you Officer Matt Herrera for the tragic loss of your partner and best buddy. May your heart heal. May justice prevail for the criminal and he gets what is coming for dirtbags like himself.

Concerned and graetful citizen

November 29, 2018

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