K9 Niko

K9 Niko

San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 23, 2009

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K9 Niko was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a subject who was known to run from police.

Niko was assisting a multi-agency task force as they served a warrant on the felon. Niko was released on the subject, but instead bit a deputy United States marshal the subject was struggling with. The marshal shot Niko because the canine would not release his bite.

K9 Niko had served with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office for five years. He had 57 apprehensions and had assisted in over 400 arrests.


  • Breed Dutch Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour 5 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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RIP Niko. You are a true hero and will be greaty missed by many. Thank you for your service.

Deputy C. Curtis
Carver County S.O.

January 24, 2013

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