K9 Andy

K9 Andy

Burlington Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, May 8, 1995

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K9 Andy was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting an apprehension of a burglary suspect.

An exterminator arriving to a job site shortly after midnight discovered the business had been burglarized and called the police. An officer on the perimeter observed three masked subjects attempt to flee the area on foot. The officer was able to apprehend one of the men, who was armed with a handgun.

The initial canine unit on seen apprehended the second subject, but had become fatigued so K9 Andy and his handler were called out to locate the third subject. K9 Andy began a track at the suspect's last known location and located the subject hiding on the opposite side of a fence. K9 Andy's handler pushed him over the fence as the suspect fled on foot. K9 Andy pursued the suspect to a roadway near the intersection of Maple Avenue and I-40. As K9 Andy pursued the suspect across the road he was struck by a truck and suffered fatal injuries.

The suspect was taken into custody a short time later.

K9 Andy had served with the Burlington Police Department for two years.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 4
  • Tour 2 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Weapon Automobile

k9 apprehension, burglary

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