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K9 Ranger | Forest Lake Police Department, Minnesota Forest Lake Police Department, Minnesota

K9 Ranger

Forest Lake Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Breed: German Shepherd

Origin: Czech Republic

Age: 9

Gender: M

Tour: 7 years

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 2/7/2017

Weapon: Person

Suspect: Apprehended

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K9 Ranger suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after conducting an apprehension of a subject following a pursuit involving in the Minnesota State Patrol.

The vehicle pursuit ended in Forest Lake and the subject attempted to flee again in the area of U.S. Route 61 and Minnesota Route 97. K9 Ranger was released and performed an apprehension on the subject, who was then taken into custody.

Ranger began showing signs of a medical emergency after being placed back into his handler's vehicle. He was taken to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center, in St. Paul, where he died shortly before 1:00 am.

K9 Ranger was obtained from the Czech Republic and had served with the Forest Lake Police Department for seven years. He worked as an apprehension and narcotics detection dog.

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We grieve not for the lost, but for the pain of missing them, for they have served their time here! Rest Easy Warrior! May peace and comfort be upon your partner and family until you meet again!

K9 Handler
PK9A
March 22, 2017

 

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