K9 Sultan

K9 Sultan

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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K9 Sultan was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend an armed felon in the area of San Jacinto Street and Mayberry Avenue in Hemet.

Sultan had tracked the man underneath a house where he was shot. His handler immediately transported him to an animal hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The subject was shot and killed later in the night after he emerged from a house holding a gun.

K9 Sultan was a narcotics and tracking canine. He had served with the San Jacinto Police Department, which contracts police service from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, for two years.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois-German Shepherd mix
  • Gender Male
  • Age 2
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

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

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I am deeply sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is horrific I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose a partner. They look to their handlers as the only good humans on earth. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Sultan.
I thank both of you for your selfless service to our community.

Ron Winn, Field Training Officer
Loma Linda University Security

February 6, 2022

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