K9 Hemi

K9 Hemi

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, July 30, 2018

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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

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K-9 Hemi, God is keeping every single tear cried for you in His hands and is fashioning them into a collar of stars for you! You fearlessly made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. May God shower down His peace, comfort and provision on your grieving partner and the department. You will always live on their hearts and in the hearts of the K-9 family. Always remembered!

Susan King, Board
Michigan War Dog Memorial

August 28, 2018

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