K9 Kastor

K9 Kastor

Waco Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, October 5, 2018

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K9 Kastor was shot and killed after inadvertently biting his handler on the inner thigh during a warrant service in the 2000 block of Seneca Avenue.

Kastor would not release his bite despite his handler's commands and another officer attempting to pull the dog off of him. After all efforts to have Kastor release his bite he was shot in order to prevent additional injury to the handler.

Kaster had served with the Waco Police Department for 16 months.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 2
  • Tour 1 year, 4 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Weapon Officer's handgun

warrant service

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Waco, Texas Police Department and the family, friends, and colleagues of K-9 Kastor, who was shot and killed in the Line-of-Duty on Friday, October 5, 2018. Let us celebrate his accomplishments and remember his selfless sacrifice in the Line-of-Duty. Now that K9 Kastor has left this life, please help the members of the Waco Police Department cope with his loss with strength and courage. May K9 Kastor always be remembered as a trusted colleague who completed his missions with true dedication and the unconditional love he provided his caregivers. Heavenly Father, by Your Word, death is not the end; it does not have the final say! For Scripture promises that all flesh shall see the salvation of God! All dogs do go to heaven, because they have a spirit that epitomizes God’s unconditional love. After all, DOG spelt backwards is GOD! Well done, good and faithful servant!

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
The Steven R. Closs Christian Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Nashua / Merrimack NH Police Departments

January 14, 2019

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