K9 Wick

K9 Wick

Richland County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, June 20, 2024

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K9 Wick was struck and killed by a vehicle while pursuing the suspect of a stolen vehicle around 1:00 a.m.

Richland County deputies attempted to pull over a van that had been reported stolen the day prior. When the subject did not stop, a vehicle pursuit ensued. After using stop sticks on Interstate 77, the suspect stopped at mile marker two and fled on foot. K9 Wick was deployed to track the suspect. During the pursuit, the leash broke, and K9 Wick continued running into the northbound lanes of I-77, where he was struck by oncoming traffic. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The driver stopped and is cooperating with authorities.

The suspect in the stolen vehicle was able to get away but was later apprehended.

K9 Wick had served with the Richland County Sheriff's Department for 1 1/2 years.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 3
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

foot pursuit, stolen vehicle, tracking


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K9 Wick, determination is written all over your face. With your eyes and mind locked on the target, you gave your full attention to the task at hand. We salute your unwavering commitment and desire to give your very best EVERY time. May God grant comfort, peace and rest to your partner, family and department. And may you revel in the company of your fellow heroes as you cross the Rainbow Bridge! Thank you for every second of your service.

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

July 4, 2024

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