K9 King

K9 King

Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, January 10, 2008

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K9 King and his handler, Deputy Sheriff Sean Pursifull, were killed when their parked patrol car was intentionally rammed by a suspect fleeing a trooper from the Kentucky State Police. The two juvenile suspects in the car had just stolen gas from a service station in Baxter and then fled down US 119.

As the occupants fled from the state troopers, the driver crossed the centerline and rammed Deputy Pursifull's patrol car.

The two suspects were taken into custody and charged with murder and assault on a service animal. The driver of the vehicle later plead guilty to wanton murder.


  • Breed Australian Cattle Dog
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted of murder

juvenile offender, larceny, vehicle pursuit

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Rest in peace K-9 King. You and your heroic handler served your community well !

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 22, 2020

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