K9 Kenzo

K9 Kenzo

Pima County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, October 27, 2023

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K9 Kenzo was strangled while attempting to apprehend two armed robbery suspects.

At 7:53 p.m., while searching for two suspects in an armed robbery, deputies witnessed one of the men entering a fenced commercial yard and sent K9 Kenzo to find them. When K9 Kenzo stopped responding to his handler, deputies went to investigate. They found K9 Kenzo unresponsive under a trailer near the suspect. K9 Kenzo was transported to a veterinary hospital where he passed away.

The suspects were arrested and charged with suspicion of armed robbery and aggravated robbery. One subject was also charged with killing/harming a work/service animal. The other subject was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

K9 Kenzo had served with the Pima County Sheriff's Department for almost two years.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois-German Shepherd mix
  • Gender Male
  • Age 5
  • Tour 1 year, 10 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender In custody

arrest attempt, robbery

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RIP K9 Kenzo. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Pima County

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

December 31, 2023

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