K9 Liberty

K9 Liberty

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, March 22, 1989

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K9 Liberty was shot and killed while searching for two shooting suspects.

Liberty and her handler located the two in a detached garage. The suspects opened fire, killing Liberty and wounding her handler. Other officers returned fire and killed both subjects.


  • Breed Rottweiler
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Did a ride a long with LAPD in dec 1992 as a new officer from overseas on a vacation trip to LA.
One officer gave me a t-shirt that I found today in my closet. It reads
”In memory of Liberty, LAPD K9 platoon” with a photo of K9 Liberty on the chest.
Found her here today and as far as I remember beeing told, she save the handlers life.

Ulf Jonsson, Sgt investigations
Region South, PONV, Sweden

January 15, 2020

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