K9 Cas

K9 Cas

Whitley County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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K9 Cas was killed when her handler's patrol car was struck by a fleeing vehicle at the intersection of U.S. 30 and County Road 450.

Her handler had stopped at the intersection to deploy spike strips while assisting with a vehicle pursuit that had started following an armed carjacking in Kosciusko County. The pursuit involved multiple agencies as it entered Whitley County.

The patrol car was struck after the fleeing vehicle swerved to avoid the spike strips that K9 Cas' handler had deployed. The Dodge Charger patrol car was broadsided on the passenger side and then burst into flames. Her handler and other officers were unable to free K9 Cas due to the heat and flames.

The driver of the fleeing vehicle was taken into custody.

K9 Cas had served with both the Whitley County Sheriff's Office and Columbia City Police Department for just over two years.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Female
  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 years, 3 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender In custody

robbery, spike strips, vehicle pursuit

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It doesn’t get much worse than this. Hopefully the criminal is put away for life. This totally break my heart. I can’t imagine being her partner and trying desperately to save her. I’ve said enough. Again hopefully the criminal that caused this horrific situation is put away, for good. My heart goes out to all involved, especially her handler, partner, best friend. So sorry. RIP Cas. You deserve the best rest possible. So sorry.

Retired FF/EMT I

November 7, 2019

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