K9 Sonny

K9 Sonny

Ventura Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 26, 1984

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K9 Sonny was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend an armed and wanted parolee who had kidnapped his ex-girlfriend.

Sonny was deployed after the subject fled from officers on foot. As Sonny got close the man pulled out a handgun and shot him twice, killing him. The man then surrendered and was subsequently sentenced to one year in jail.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 1 year

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November 28, 2012

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