K9 Hondo

K9 Hondo

Herriman City Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, February 13, 2020

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K9 Hondo was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension of a wanted subject in the area of 445 East and 300 South in downtown Salt Lake City shortly before midnight.

K9 Hondo and his handler were assisting the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team serve the warrant. The wanted parolee exited an apartment and pulled out a handgun as he fled on foot. As K9 Hondo attempted an apprehension he was shot as task officers fired at the subject.

The wanted subject was also killed.

K9 Hondo had served in law enforcement for over four years.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 7
  • Tour 4 years, 4 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

k9 apprehension, parolee, warrant service


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Myself and my K9 Tessa wish to thank you for your valor and your effort to assist your partner and fellow officers. You are in our hearts and you won’t be forgotten. Semper Fi and always know you are missed but never forgotten. God Bless you and your partner and please Rest In Peace.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol

February 20, 2020

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