K9 Sam

K9 Sam

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, February 27, 1965

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K9 Sam was shot and killed by an officer after K9 Sam bit another officer while searching the Reavis School at 834 East 50th Street.

After other officers found the doors open, they began searching the building. K9 Sam was released into the building to conduct a search. Mistaking one of the officers as an intruder, K9 Sam attempted to apprehend him and bit the officer. Another officer shot K9 Sam in an attempt to save his partner.

K9 Sam was assigned to the Chicago Police Department – Bureau of Operational Services, Patrol Division, Special Operations Group: Unit 058 – Canine Unit.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

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

building search

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David Weldon

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