K9 Fritz

K9 Fritz

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, April 28, 1975

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K9 Fritz was killed after falling four stories while searching for a burglary suspect.

K9 Fritz and his partner had answered a call of a suspected burglary in progress at a building in the 1400 block of Western Avenue on the city's north side. Fritz, his partner, and other officers had entered the building's roof through a skylight to search the roof. K9 Fritz lunged towards a noise he herd on the roof and fell four stories.

Fritz was found unconscious in an alley by other officers and rushed to a veterinary hospital where he was pronounced dead.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

burglary, k9 track

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You were such a good boy. Thank you for your service.

Citizen of PA

January 8, 2020

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