K9 Chopper

K9 Chopper

Davis County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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K9 Chopper was struck and killed by a vehicle on West State Street in front of the sheriff's office.

Chopper was able to exit his kennel and escape from his handler's truck while it was briefly parked at the facility. Chopper ran onto the roadway and was fatally struck.

K9 Chopper had served with the Davis County Sheriff's Office for 5-1/2 years and was trained in drug detection, tracking, and apprehension.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois-German Shepherd mix
  • Gender Male
  • Age 6
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle


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Please accept our condolences on the passing of K9 Chopper. He served his handler, department and community with his heart and soul and left the world a better place for having been in it.

Brian & Betsy Zielinski,
Michigan War Dog Memorial Committee Members

December 8, 2019

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