K9 Zucco

K9 Zucco

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, October 30, 2002

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K9 Zucco was shot and killed while tracking two armed bank robbery suspects at a home near the intersection of Memphis Street and Walker Street.

Officers with the Lakeshore Crime Prevention District spotted both suspects on foot in the 800 block of Turquoise Street. One suspect was arrested and the second suspect evaded officers during a foot pursuit. K9 Zucco quickly picked up the suspect's scent during a yard to yard track and lead police to the man hiding underneath a home. K9 Zucco was shot and killed as he went underneath the home in an attempt to apprehend the subject.

The man remained barricaded underneath the home for several hours before surrendering.

The man was charged with federal bank robbery offenses and charged under the state code sections for killing K9 Zucco.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 4
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with bank robbery

foot pursuit, k9 track, robbery

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RIP Zucco. Thank you for your service to the City of New Orleans, you’re forever remembered as a hero.

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January 13, 2023

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