K9 Bane

K9 Bane

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Thursday, November 16, 2023

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K9 Bane was strangled while attempting to apprehend a robbery suspect on White Oak Drive near East Cherry Creek Drive in Wichita.

A man wanted on warrants for robbery and domestic violence fled from the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office into a storm drain at 11:00 a.m. K9 Bane and additional K9s were called to apprehend the suspect. While in the storm drain, the suspect strangled K9 Bane. Despite 40 minutes of resuscitation attempts, K9 Bane was unable to be revived.

The suspect is in custody and was charged with inflicting harm, disability, or death to a dog; two counts of aggravated assault of an officer; battery of an officer; obstruction; aggravated robbery; domestic battery; intimidation of a witness or victim; and failure to appear.

K9 Bane had served with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office for over a year and previously served with the Wichita Police Department. While serving with the Wichita Police Department, his handler was also the handler for K9 Rooster, who was killed in the line of duty on March 18, 2017.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois-German Shepherd mix
  • Gender Male
  • Age 9
  • Tour 2 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender In custody

robbery, domestic, k9 apprehension

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RIP K9 Bane. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Sedgwick County and Wichita

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

December 31, 2023

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