K9 Marco

K9 Marco

Roseville Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 6, 1996

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Marco

K9 Marco was shot and killed after biting an El Dorado County sheriff's deputy during a multi-agency search warrant at a home on Cedar Street.

The deputy was positioning himself at the rear of the house when Marco's handler opened the patrol car's door to let him out. Marco immediately ran at the deputy and bit him. Not realizing that Marco was a police canine, the deputy shot him as he was preparing to lunge at him again.

Marco had served with the Roseville Police Department for two years.

Bio

  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 6
  • Tour 1 year, 7 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

search warrant

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