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K9 Ranger | Forest Lake Police Department, Minnesota
Forest Lake Police Department, Minnesota



Forest Lake Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Biographical Info

Age: 9
Tour of Duty: 7 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: February 7, 2017
Weapon Used: Person
Suspect Info: Apprehended

K9 Ranger suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after conducting an apprehension of a subject following a pursuit involving in the Minnesota State Patrol.

The vehicle pursuit ended in Forest Lake and the subject attempted to flee again in the area of U.S. Route 61 and Minnesota Route 97. K9 Ranger was released and performed an apprehension on the subject, who was then taken into custody.

Ranger began showing signs of a medical emergency after being placed back into his handler's vehicle. He was taken to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center, in St. Paul, where he died shortly before 1:00 am.

K9 Ranger was obtained from the Czech Republic and had served with the Forest Lake Police Department for seven years. He worked as an apprehension and narcotics detection dog.