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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The First & The Last

The first to sense the hostility of a suspect,
The first to react to protect his master,
The first to enter where danger lurks,
The first to detect the hidden intruder.
The first to take action against violence.
The first to sense his master’s joy.
The first to know his master’s sorrow or fear.
The first to give his life in defense of his master.
The last to be forgotten by those who work with others like him.
They know him as a “Partner”, not just an animal.

- Author unknown -

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

August 21, 2021

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