K9 Marko

K9 Marko

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 24, 2003

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K9 Marko was accidentally shot and killed while attempting to control a subject. Sheriff's deputies were confronting the subject who had threatened to kill them. When Marko's handler released him to control the subject, the subject appeared to raise a weapon at the deputies. The deputies opened fire, injuring K9 Marko and killing the subject.

K9 Marko was airlifted to a veterinary hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Not available
  • Age 9
  • Tour 6 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Weapon Officer's weapon
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Thank you so very much for your service, Deputy K9 Marko. Your ultimate sacrific will be forever remembered. You lived as a hero and will forever be remembered as one.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

November 23, 2012

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