K9 Astor

K9 Astor

Kissimmee Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, November 3, 1993

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K9 Astor was shot and killed by a subject who fled from officers who was hiding in a ditch near the Kissimmee Municipal Airport at approximately 3:30 pm.

Officers had responded to a noise complaint at a home on Vine Street and confiscated a 9mm handgun from a suspect. The suspect fled from officers and pointed a second handgun he had concealed and threatened responding officers with it. K9 Astor was deployed as officers located the suspect hiding in a ditch with overgrown weeds. The subject shot and killed K9 Astor during the apprehension. The subject was then shot and killed by officers.

K9 Astor had served with the Kissimmee Police Department for three years and was buried at the Kissimmee Police Department's shooting range.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

k9 apprehension, noise complaint, weapons violation

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