K9 Champ

K9 Champ

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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K9 Champ and Police Officer Jim Muhlbauer were killed in a vehicle crash at 10:15 pm at the intersection of East Truman Road and Benton Boulevard in Kansas City.

A vehicle crashed into K9 Champ and Officer Mulbauer while in their patrol car. A pedestrian was also hit. K9 Champ and the pedestrian died at the scene. Officer Muhlbauer was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver that hit the police car was also injured and is in police custody pending investigation.

K9 Champ had served with the Kansas City Police Department for one year. He lived with Officer Muhlbauer and his family.


  • Breed Dutch Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 3
  • Tour 1 year

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender In custody

vehicle crash

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I would just like to say thank you to you and Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kansas City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 15, 2024

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