K9 Luca

K9 Luca

DeSoto County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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K9 Luca was shot and killed after a vehicle pursuit in Lake Cormorant in Mississippi.

A subject fled in a vehicle from DeSoto County Sheriff's deputies on Highway 61. The car crashed after deputies deployed a PIT maneuver near Star Landing Road. When the subject's vehicle stopped, K9 Luca was unleashed. The subject fired at K9 Luca, striking him. Deputies returned fire, killing the subject.

K9 Luca was transported to a veterinary hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

K9 Luca had served with the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office for four years and previously served with the Army 7th Special Forces Group, Multi-Purpose Canine Combat Tracking Detatchment (7thSFG SOFMPC) at Elgin Air Force Base in Florida for five years.


  • Breed Dutch Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 11
  • Tour 9 years

Incident Details

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

vehicle pursuit


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R.I.P K9 Luca you will never be forgotten and you will be missed by your community, department, and handler. I hope you are helping protect the streets of Heaven.

Son of 2 police officers

March 13, 2024

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