K9 Boris

K9 Boris

Bristol Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, February 13, 1996

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K9 Boris was shot and killed while assisting in the apprehension of suspects who had shot at a civilian and another officer during an attempted carjacking.

Officers were called after a shooting was reported. Four suspects crashed their vehicle and fled on foot. Two were apprehended without incident. An officer pursued the remaining suspects who fired at least 12 rounds from a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol in response. K9 Boris assisted officers in tracking the suspects into Bristol, Virginia. As K9 Boris moved in to apprehend the suspects, who were hiding user a tractor-trailer, they opened fire, killing him.


  • Breed Unknown Breed
  • Gender Not available
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm

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Boris, you would have been very proud of your fellow officers at your funeral. They came to pay tribute from miles around. I can still remember seeing the stream of police cars as far as I could see. R.I.P. HERO!!

Stephen Moore
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February 25, 2016

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