K9 Kim

K9 Kim

Huntington Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, May 26, 1991

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K9 Kim was stabbed to death while apprehending a subject who had fled during a traffic stop in the area of Seal Beach Boulevard and Westminster Avenue.

Kim's handler had stopped the vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway, but the driver fled as the officer made contact with him and led the officer on a vehicle pursuit. The subject then fled on foot after stopping his car. Kim was released and chased the man into a nearby parking lot where he took him down. As Kim held onto him, the man stabbed him several times before being taken into custody.

Kim was flown to an emergency veterinary hospital in the department's helicopter but succumbed to his wounds.

K9 Kim had served with the Huntington Beach Police Department for 13 months.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 5
  • Tour 1 year, 1 month

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Arrested

k9 apprehension, traffic stop, vehicle pursuit

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Rest easy Kim! Forever a hero to our community


January 23, 2024

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