K9 Sultan

K9 Sultan

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, July 12, 1982

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K9 Sultan was shot and killed by a barricaded suspect at a row house in the first block of North Bruce Street at approximately, 1:30 p.m.

Officers had responded to a burglary when the suspect broke into his father's home. K9 Sultan and another canine were released by their handlers after the suspect refused to leave. As K9 Sultan entered the kitchen the suspect fatally shot him in the neck. K9 Sultan was taken to a veterinary hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect surrendered to police after a nearly 23-hour standoff as police threatened to send tear gas into the home.

K9 Sultan served with the Baltimore City Police Department for two years


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Apprehended

k9 apprehension, barricade, burglary

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