K9 Heiko

K9 Heiko

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, June 3, 1968

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K9 Heiko was killed while tracking burglary suspects when he fell from a building.

K9 Heiko and his partner responded to 999 Van Ness Avenue for a burglar alarm at 12:10 am. Once on scene officers discovered a vehicle containing car and engine parts. The burglars, frightened by the police escaped to the roof of the building. K9 Heiko followed the thieves to the top of a fire escape, jumped a 3 1/2 foot parapet, and fell 48 feet from the roof to the street below.

K9 Heiko served with the San Francisco Police Department for 18 months.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

burglary, silent alarm

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