K9 Trooper

K9 Trooper

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, March 17, 1961

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K9 Trooper died from injuries sustained when he was repeatedly struck on the back with a crowbar while protecting his handler.

Trooper's handler had responded to a burglary call near the intersection of 27th Street and Indiana Avenue. While on scene the handler was attacked by two men and was being assaulted with a crowbar. Trooper lunged at one subject but was unable to make a steady hold due to thick clothing. Undeterred, Trooper continued to attack the man until grabbing hold of his face and pulling him backward.

The takedown allowed his handler to draw his weapon and fatally shoot the man. The second subject struck K9 Trooper with the crowbar repeatedly, causing serious injuries and partial paralysis.

K9 Trooper died from his injuries one week later.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Friday, March 10, 1961
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Shot and killed

burglary, k9 apprehension

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Though your journey to the Rainbow Bridge was many years ago, you have not been forgotten by those who knew you and your partner, Officer Eugene Scovill. We'll see you both some day.

Donald Bowerman

April 27, 2021

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