K9 Kitt

K9 Kitt

Braintree Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, June 4, 2021

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K9 Kitt was shot and killed when a domestic violence suspect opened fire on officers who were searching for him in a wooded area near Commercial Street and McCusker Drive at about 1:00 pm.

The man had fled from a nearby apartment complex. As K9 Kitt performed a track the man opened fire from an ambush position, killing K9 Kitt and wounding two officers. Despite their wounds the officers were able to return fire and killed the subject.

K9 Kitt had served with the Braintree Police Department for 12 years.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 12
  • Tour 12 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

ambush, domestic, k9 track

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Thank K9 Kitt for your service and sacrifice to save your partner and other officers on that terrible day. You and your fallen fellow K9s will not be forgotten. May the public support the police and K9s that serve in our communities. That would be the greatest tribute to give to Officer Kitt in memory, along with supporting the foundation and run done in his name.

Lisa Kwaterski, PH2
U.S. Navy (Retired)

August 12, 2023

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