K9 Falco

K9 Falco

Gary Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 13, 2023

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K9 Falco was shot and killed during a canine apprehension of a subject wanted for aggravated battery and reckless endangerment.

The subject had fled during a traffic stop in the 1000 block of 35th Court. The man opened fire on officers, killing K9 Falco. The man was then taken into custody.

K9 Falco had served with the Gary Police Department for eight years.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 10
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

foot pursuit, k9 apprehension, traffic stop

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The First & The Last

The first to sense the hostility of a suspect,
The first to react to protect his master,
The first to enter where danger lurks,
The first to detect the hidden intruder.
The first to take action against violence.
The first to sense his master’s joy.
The first to know his master’s sorrow or fear.
The first to give his life in defense of his master.
The last to be forgotten by those who work with others like him.
They know him as a “Partner”, not just an animal.

- Author unknown -

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 19, 2023

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