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K9 Jax | Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, California Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, California

K9 Jax

Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Breed: German Shepherd

Age: 4

Gender: M

Tour: 2 years

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 10/31/2017

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Suspect: Shot and killed

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K9 Jax was stabbed to death while attempting an apprehension at an apartment complex in the 500 block of East Weddell Avenue.

Officers had responded to a domestic violence incident in which a subject had stabbed his girlfriend. The man then barricaded himself inside of his home and refused commands to surrender. K9 Jax was stabbed when he was deployed to apprehend the subject.

The man was then shot and killed by an officer on scene when he attempted to attack the officers with the knife.

K9 Jax was transported to an emergency veterinary hospital where he died.

K9 Jax had served with the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety for two years.

Condolences may be sent to:

Chief Phan S. Ngo
Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
700 All America Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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Rest In Peace Jax, Thank you for your service.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines, Iowa Police Department
November 24, 2017


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