K9 Rudy

K9 Rudy

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, April 14, 2023

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K9 Rudy was shot and killed near the 22200 block of River Road, in Perris, while tracking a wanted felon at about 4:45 pm.

Deputies were in the area looking for the man when dispatchers received a call about a couple trespassing on their property. The deputies were able to confirm the man was the fugitive and requested a canine to conduct a track. K9 Rudy's handler responded to the scene and began tracking the subject.

K9 Rudy alerted to the subject's presence and the man opened fire, killing K9 Rudy. The couple then fled on foot and the wanted man was fatally shot when he pointed his firearm at pursuing deputies.

K9 Rudy had won a first-place award at the Las Vegas Metro Police K-9 Trials the previous month.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

k9 track, warrant service


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My heart just broke when I heard about K9 Rudy's death in the line of duty. What a great loss to his handler and his family. I know they are grieving for someone so unreplaceable.
K9 Rudy Thank you for your service to your community in keeping the bad guys off the street.
Go With Love
K9 Rudy
End of Watch: April 14, 2023

Deana Cox Hervey
Civilian Supporter
Macon, GA

May 29, 2023

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