K9 Dax

K9 Dax

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, December 18, 1990

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K9 Dax was struck and killed by a drunk driver while he and his handler were conducting a canine truck of two suspects who had fled from a stolen car in Wyandanch.

They had tracked the suspects out of some woods and were crossing Little East Neck Road at about 1:30 am when a vehicle with no headlights suddenly appoached. Another officer shouted a warning when he observed the car. Dax's handler attempted to pull Dax out of the way and they were both struck by the vehicle, which then fled the scene.

Other officers pursued the vehicle and arrested the driver as he attempted to run into his apartment. He was charged with drunk driving and other offense.

K9 Dax was taken to an animal hospital where he died.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 5
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Arrested

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