K9 Harvey

K9 Harvey

Detroit Public Schools Community District Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, March 23, 1974

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K9 Harvey disappeared from his handler's patrol car while it was parked behind the Detroit Police Department's 13th Precinct at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and Hancock Street.

Harvey and his handler had apprehended a burglary suspect at the Longfellow School and had gone to the precinct for the handler to book the subject. When his handler returned to the patrol car Harvey was missing. He was never recovered and was presumed dead.

K9 Harvey had served with the Detroit Board of Education Police for two years.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Unidentified

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I had the fortune of meeting Harvey and Art back in the 1970s, when I worked at Detroit's 15th Precinct. Art was known as a very aggressive school officer.

Both Art and Harvey were well respected.

PO Jim Orlando
Detroit Police Department

February 6, 2024

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