K9 Sultan

K9 Sultan

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, September 6, 1963

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K9 Sultan was killed when he fell over a wall while searching for a missing person near the Golden Gate Bridge.

The missing person's vehicle had been found in a parking lot near the bridge. K9 Sultan and his partner had been dispatched to the area to help locate the missing person. While K9 Sultan and his partner were searching on a walkway directly below the bridge, his partner leaned over a railing to look below them when K9 Sultan fearing for his partner's safety darted towards him and fell 60 feet below onto rocks at the bottom, killing him.

K9 Sultan was one of the first K9s attached to the departments K9 Corps and served with the San Francisco Police Department for ten months.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 2
  • Tour 10 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

search and rescue

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RIP K9 sultan. You served us well. When you sensed your handler was in danger you immediately rushed to help. Every hero deserves a reflection.

John McCorkindale

September 15, 2023

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