K9 Rex

K9 Rex

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, July 25, 2021

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K9 Rex was killed when his handler's patrol car was struck by a suspected drunk driver in Detroit at about 1:05 am.

His handler was assisting with the closure of Route 10, at Linwood Street, due to flooding and had positioned his patrol SUV across all lanes of traffic. The road had already been closed for several hours when another vehicle struck his vehicle at a high rate of speed. K9 Rex suffered serious injuries and died after being transported to BluePearl Pet Hospital in Southfield. His handler, as well as multiple occupants of the other car, were injured.

K9 Rex and his handler were assigned to the Metro South Post.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Injured in crash

drunk driver, traffic hazard

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Rest in peace boy. Thank you for your service. Have fun at the rainbow bridge and wait for your partner.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

September 22, 2021

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