K9 Sabre

K9 Sabre

Lansing Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, January 23, 1999

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K9 Sabre was shot and killed while attempting to take down an armed subject following a foot pursuit.

The subject had broken into the basement of an occupied home while attempting to flee officers. Officers attempted to talk the man into exiting the home but he refused to do so. As entry was made into the home the subject opened fire. Sabre immediately attacked the subject as officers returned fire. Both Sabre and the subject were fatally wounding during the exchange.


  • Breed Unknown Breed
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

foot pursuit

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Called To Give My All

"I am a deputy in a canine crew. I've been trained to see it through. When danger's near my ears perk up, they taught me that as a little pup. I'm often there to protect your rights, my presence sometimes hinders fights. I never attack with thought to kill, when subduing one, my job I fill. I never worry a single thought, as to how I'll fare at a certain spot. The love I have for a handler's care, is all I need, each day to fare. And if some day my luck turns bad, I'll relish all the joys I've had. To be with men who stand for good, in a special kind of brotherhood. The story's end by now you know, of how I tried for a better show. I did my best, though I did fall, when I was called and gave my all."

Payton Lines, 16 still in school
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January 24, 2018

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