K9 Captain

K9 Captain

West Sacramento Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, November 27, 1990

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K9 Captain was killed when he was thrown from a bridge while protecting his handler and other officers from a mentally disturbed suspect.

At approximately 5:00 am K9 Captain's handler and other officers responded to the Pioneer Bridge, near the Jefferson Boulevard off-ramp, for a report of a naked subject who was running in and out of traffic and screaming obscenities. K9 Captain, sensing his partner and other officers were in trouble, lunged at the suspect's arm. The man picked K9 Captain up and threw him over the railing. He fell 60 feet to the ground below.

The man then fled a short distance on foot before also jumping over the railing and falling to his death.

K9 Captain had served with the West Sacramento Police Department for just less than two years.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 4
  • Tour 1 year, 11 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Committed suicide

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