K9 Payne

K9 Payne

Pembroke Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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K9 Payne succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on November 18th, 2016, when he was shot while on duty in the area of Union Chapel Road and Garden Street.

Payne's handler had let him out of their patrol car for exercise during their shift. It is believed that Payne picked up a scent and began to track it as he ran out of sight of his handler. Several minutes later his handler heard several gunshots. Payne then returned to his handler suffering two gunshot wounds.

It is believed that a homeowner mistook Payne for a dog that was going to attack his dogs.

Payne was taken to a local animal hospital where he remained for several days. He suffered complications after being released and died on November 29th, 2016.

K9 Payne had served as a narcotics detention canine for one year with the Pembroke Police Department.


  • Breed Labrador Retriever
  • Gender Male
  • Age 2
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, November 18, 2016
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type

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Friendly fire can come from anywhere ...
You'll be missed Payne ... we cry painful tears over you ...
Thank you for not only your Brave & Unselfish Service, but your Loyalty & Friendship to your Fellow Officers ...
May God be near your Partner & Department, Community & Countryman , with comfort ...
RIP Payne, Canine Hero of Valor & Honor.
Gone from Our Sides ... Forever in Our Hearts & Footsteps ...

Ms. Karen Morgan, PSY. & LE, GRAD.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, Sisseton, SD

December 29, 2016

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