K9 Fang

K9 Fang

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, September 30, 2018

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K9 Fang was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend an armed carjacking suspect near I-10 and Commerce Center Parkway.

The subject had stolen the vehicle at gunpoint approximately one hour earlier. The vehicle was located and turned off remotely as it traveled on I-10 and the driver fled into the nearby woods. K9 Fang was released to apprehend the suspect but was shot and killed. The subject was apprehended by a second canine and his handler moments later.

The man was convicted of killing K9 Fang, abduction, and carjacking. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

K9 Fang served as a patrol canine and explosives detection canine.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 3
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years

k9 apprehension, robbery, juvenile offender

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Since your death FANG, not a week has gone by that I have not thought of you and your Officer Partner Matt Herrera. Gov.Ron DeSantis just signed legislation to make injury or death to a police K9, horse or Fire & Search and Rescue Dogs a second Degree Felony in Florida. Thank you for your service sweet angel four paws

Isabella Issy

May 2, 2019

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