K9 Zeus

K9 Zeus

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, October 27, 2002

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K9 Zeus was shot and killed by another officer after he attacked the officer during a traffic stop.

K9 Zeus and his handler responded to the 3700 block of Rural Street to assist an officer with a search of a vehicle after a suspect fled from the officer. While at the scene one of the subjects from the stop hit K9 Zeus with a lawn chair and was taken into custody by K9 Zeus' handler.

K9 Zeus, who was not on a leash while searching the vehicle, then attacked the officer who had his gun drawn.

The subject who assaulted K9 Zeus was charged with resisting arrest, auto theft, and assault and battery on a law enforcement animal.

K9 Zeus had served with the Indianapolis Police Department for two months.


  • Breed Dutch Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 2
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun

k9 track, traffic stop, stolen vehicle

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