K9 Sarge

K9 Sarge

Garrett County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, January 18, 1979

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K9 Sarge was killed with a samurai sword after he and his handler, Deputy Sheriff David Livengood, responded to a burglary call at Davidson's Army-Navy Discount Store on Route 219 just north of the city limits

After shooting Deputy Livengood, the two suspects killed his canine, Sarge, with a samurai sword. The suspects fled in Deputy Livengood's cruiser. A short time later they tied up a family near Dear Park and stole their car. Later that day they were captured by state police near Morgantown, West Virginia.

Both suspects were convicted of first-degree murder. One was sentenced to death but later his sentence was commuted to life. He died in prison on October 26, 2006. The other suspect was sentenced to life. On November 22, 2011, his murder conviction was reversed. He plead guilty to first-degree murder in 2016 and was sentenced to life but released on probation as part of a plea agreement with credit for time served.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Sword
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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