K9 King Luther

K9 King Luther

Rutland Police Department, Vermont

End of Watch Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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King Luther

K9 King Luther was struck and killed by a Vermont State Police patrol car during a vehicle pursuit of shooting suspects on Route 7.

King Luther's handler was attempting to deploy a tire deflation device when King Luther jumped from his patrol car into the path of the state police car.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 3
  • Tour 1 year

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

shooting call, spike strips, vehicle pursuit

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Luther I think about you everyday. I know your upstairs watching over the boys and me. We will see you soon. Thanks for being a great partner and friend.

earl post fmr k9 handler
luthers handler at rpd

May 11, 2013

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