K9 Rebel

K9 Rebel

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, October 26, 1984

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K9 Rebel was stabbed to death as he and his handler, Corporal Joseph Wing, searched Mount Rainier Junior High School after responding to a burglary in progress call at the location.

A perimeter had been established around the building and instructions given for the occupants to exit the building. After several minutes Corporal Wing and Rebel entered the school's boiler room and made their way throughout the building. Rebel alerted his handler to a darkened classroom and then entered the room. He attempted to make an apprehension on a subject who was standing against a rear wall, but was stabbed in the chest. The subject then advanced towards Corporal Wing, who fatally shot him.

K9 Rebel had served with the Prince George's County Police Department for two years. He was as the first K9 member of the agency to give his life in the line of duty.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 5
  • Tour 2 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife

burglary, stabbed

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