K9 Gero

K9 Gero

Gainesville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, January 23, 1986

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K9 Gero was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a burglary suspect.

The subject had been observed burglarizing a law office by a plainclothes officer. Responding units surrounded the building and made an announcement for the man to surrender. When the man exited the building he was holding a gun and began shooting at the officers.

Gero was released to apprehend the subject but was shot twice and killed.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 4
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun


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Still think about you Gero, I remember that night like it was yesterday. RIP Hero

David Wilson
Officer Sandi Larkin's son

March 6, 2024

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