K9 Helo

K9 Helo

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch Sunday, September 25, 2016

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K9 Helo was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension following a vehicle pursuit in Palmer, Alaska.

Helo's handler had responded to backup a Palmer Police Department officer who was involved in a vehicle pursuit. The vehicle eventually turned down a long driveway near the interchange of Glenn Highway and Parks Highway before crashing into a tree at low speed. The driver of the vehicle then fled on foot into a wooded area while carrying a handgun.

The man then opened fire on pursuing officers as Helo was released to attempt an apprehension. The man shot Helo several times before being wounded by return gunfire from the officers. He was taken into custody and charged with multiple counts, including attempted murder and killing a police dog.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

k9 apprehension, vehicle pursuit

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I don't think any distinction should be made between a K9 officer and a human. They're both warriors and they're both deserving of respect. Sleep serenade and soft Help

Augustus Schuit
Dog lover/advocate for all cop killers to receive death penalty

March 1, 2017

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