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



New York State Police, New York

End of Watch: Monday, October 23, 2017

Biographical Info

Age: 3
Tour of Duty: 6 months
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)
Date of Incident: October 23, 2017
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

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.