K9 Mick

K9 Mick

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Mick

K9 Mick was shot and killed while pursuing one of three burglary suspects who fled on foot in the area of Southwest Lobelia Street following a vehicle pursuit.

Officers had responded to burglary in progress of a police and public safety supply store and observed three men exit the building and flee in an SUV. The officers pursued the vehicle a short distance until it crashed. Two of the subjects were taken into custody, but the third fled on foot. As K9 Mick attempted to take him down the man opened fire with a rifle, killing Mick and wounding his handler.

The subject who shot them was apprehended about three hours later.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Arrested

burglary

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I remember the night I heard of Mick's death on the news and it hit hard. I shed tears for his brave heroism and have never forgotten him til this day.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting a K-9 officer with his dog and struck up a conversation, telling him "I remember a K-9 on the news that was shot maybe 5 years back during a burglary call, have never forgotten it...." and outlined the story looking for a possible answer. Well, it was Mick, and that officer had actually been on that call. It felt good to share. What can one say about a very special dog that made the ultimate sacrifice, besides admire their bravery and heart to protect and serve. One can only stand in awe at these brave dogs who go into situations too dangerous for officers, and with no hesitation. Mick lives on and is never forgotten!

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May 25, 2020

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