K9 Rony

K9 Rony

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, February 21, 2018


K9 Rony died after suffering a serious injury following a vehicle and foot pursuit of a subject who had been driving a stolen car at approximately 1:00 am.

The driver led officers on a vehicle pursuit, during which time he threw contraband from the window and intentionally rammed a patrol car. The driver bailed out of the vehicle in the 12700 block of River Trail and fled on foot. K9 Rony was released for an apprehension in a heavily wooded area. One of Rony's legs became entangled in a wooden object and suffered a serious injury. He was rushed to a veterinary hospital where it was determined the most humane treatment would be to euthanize him.

The subject was taken into custody by other officers.

K9 Rony had served with the Houston Police Department for seven years and was credited with 250 apprehensions.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour 7 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental
  • Weapon Person

apprehension, foot pursuit, stolen vehicle


Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police Art Acevedo
Houston Police Department
1200 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: (713) 884-3131

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Saco, Maine Police Department

March 11, 2018

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