K9 Art

K9 Art

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, August 26, 1974

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K9 Art was accidentally shot and killed by his handler during a shootout with two juveniles.

His handler had pulled a vehicle over with two juveniles inside. One of the two youths exited the vehicle with a shotgun and fired as K9 Art was released. K9 Art's partner returned fire accidentally striking K9 Art.

In November 1974, the subjects' attorney had a necropsy done on K9 Art and a .45 caliber bullet was removed. The juvenile was then charged with attempted murder.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Weapon Officer's handgun

juvenile offender, k9 apprehension, traffic stop

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RIP Art. Thank you for serving the city of Houston. Your bravery and heroism is never forgotten.

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January 14, 2023

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