Ontario Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, July 2, 1986

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K9 EX was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension of a subject after officers responded to a man with a gun call in the area of East Banyan Street and Caldwell Place.

Officers located the subject hiding in bushes and K9 EX was deployed for an apprehension. EX exited the bushes then returned back into them. As officers approached to take the man into custody the subject several blasts from a shotgun, killing EX. Officers returned fire and wounded the subject.

The man was charged with four counts of attempted murder and one count of killing a police dog.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 4
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Charged

k9 apprehension, weapons violation

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K9 EX you were one of two Police Service Dogs that started your Department's K9 Unit in 1982. Thank you for your service and loyalty of being a handler's best partner.

I am glad to have been able to bring your story out of the shadows and pay you the tribute and recognition that had been over looked for many years. RIP K9 EX ...

Jeff Huss
Huntington Beach (CA) PD

August 27, 2018

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