K9 Hemi

K9 Hemi

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, July 30, 2018


K9 Hemi was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension of a subject involved in an earlier vehicle pursuit in Missouri.

The vehicle fled into Arkansas and was located by troopers near mile marker 56 on I-55 in Mississippi County. The vehicle came to a stop and the driver immediately fled onto nearby farm property. K9 Hemi was deployed for an apprehension and caught the subject, but the man produced a gun and shot him. The man was then shot and killed by officers after shooting at them.

K9 Hemi had served with the Arkansas State Police for five years.


  • Breed Dutch Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 6
  • Tour 5 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

k9 apprehension


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

Colonel Bill Bryant
Arkansas State Police
1 State Police Plaza Drive
Little Rock, AR 72209

Phone: (501) 618-8230

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Such a sad loss not just for his handler, but for the entire State of Arkansas. Your friends up north are praying for both of you.

Sgt. Ted Lewis
Westtown East Goshen PD (Pennsylvania)

August 12, 2018

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