K9 Bane

K9 Bane

Tulare Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, December 9, 2018

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K9 Bane was shot and killed near the intersection of Tulare Avenue and Palm Street while attempting to apprehend a suspect following a vehicle pursuit.

The pursuit began after another officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The pursuit left the city and continued until the vehicle came to a stop. K9 Bane was released for an apprehension as at least one of the occupants of the vehicle opened fire, striking K9 Bane and wounding handler. Other officers on the scene returned fire, killing one suspect and wounding a second. The third subject was taken into custody and charged with four counts of attempted homicide of a police officer, the death of a police dog, and four outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

K9 Bane had completed training only 2 weeks earlier and was working his first full weekend on duty.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois-German Shepherd mix
  • Gender Male
  • Age 1
  • Tour 2 weeks

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

vehicle pursuit, k9 apprehension

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I am sorry to learn of the passing of a hero in Police Officer K9 Bane. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his handler, family and all members of Tulare Police Department.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

February 7, 2019

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