K9 Nicky

K9 Nicky

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Thursday, March 31, 2016

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K9 Nicky was shot and killed in the 9800 block of Fast Elk Street while attempting an apprehension of an armed subject.

Officers had responded to the area for reports that the subject had been firing shots. Nicky was deployed as officers attempted to take the subject into custody. The man opened fire, forcing officer to return fire as K9 Nicky bit the subject. One round struck Nicky, killing him.

It was later determined that the man had murdered two of his mother's neighbors who had come to her assistance as he fought with her. The subject later died of the gunshot wounds received by officers.

Nicky had just returned to duty after recovering from wounds inflicted by a machete during a previous apprehension in February 2015.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 8
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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