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K9 Jax | Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, California
Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, California

K9

Jax

Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Biographical Info

Age: 4
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Stabbed
Date of Incident: October 31, 2017
Weapon Used: Edged weapon; Knife
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Agency Contact Information

Chief Phan S. Ngo
Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
700 All America Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Phone: (408) 730-7100

K9 Jax was stabbed to death while attempting an apprehension at an apartment complex in the 500 block of East Weddell Avenue.

Officers had responded to a domestic violence incident in which a subject had stabbed his girlfriend. The man then barricaded himself inside of his home and refused commands to surrender. K9 Jax was stabbed when he was deployed to apprehend the subject.

The man was then shot and killed by an officer on scene when he attempted to attack the officers with the knife.

K9 Jax was transported to an emergency veterinary hospital where he died.

K9 Jax had served with the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety for two years.