K9 Jango

K9 Jango

Bakersfield Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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Jango

K9 Jango was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension of a convicted felon following a pursuit of a stolen vehicle.

Officers had attempted to stop the vehicle on Highway 58 but the subject refused to stop and lead officers on a pursuit. The vehicle crashed through a chainlink fence along the highway and the man fled on foot into a nearby residential area. The man was located hiding in the backyard of a home in the 2000 block of Feliz Drive and K9 Jango was released to perform an apprehension.

During the apprehension, the man opened fire with a handgun and killed K9 Jango. Other officers returned fire and killed the subject.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

convicted felon, k9 apprehension, stolen vehicle, vehicle pursuit

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Faithful friend, loyal companion,
we say farewell to you now.
You have kept us warm at night,
protected our home
and offered us unconditional love.
For this we are thankful,
and we will remember you forever.

Anne Hunsinger
UPOA

May 17, 2021

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