K9 Blackjack

K9 Blackjack

Allentown Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, March 2, 1985

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K9 Blackjack was shot and killed after mistakenly biting a police officer while attempting an apprehension of a murder suspect.

Officers had pursued the subject until his vehicle crashed in the 2500 block of Allen Street. K9 Blackjack was deployed for an apprehension but mistakenly bit a plainclothes officer who was confronting the suspect. The officer shot K9 Blackjack after he failed to release his grip.

The suspect was apprehended at the scene of the crash.


  • Breed Doberman Pinscher
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Weapon Officer's handgun


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