K9 Copper

K9 Copper

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, November 16, 1999

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K9 Copper and Deputy Sheriff James Kenney were shot and killed as they assisted other officers arrest a jail escapee.

The suspect and two other inmates overpowered two corrections officers and escaped from a local jail. The two other inmates were arrested soon thereafter, however, the suspect escaped to his home. Deputy Kenney, and his canine Copper, went to the house to arrest him and was met with gunfire. Both he and Copper were shot and killed.

The suspect was then arrested by other officers and charged with premeditated first-degree murder and with inflicting death on a police dog.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type

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K9 Copper,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Clay County.


United States Border Patrol

November 16, 2019

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