Anderson Police Department
End of Watch: Monday, August 20, 2012
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Incident Location: Madison County
Handler: Officer Matt Jarrett
K-9 Magnum was euthanized after being shot in the face two days earlier while tracking a bank robbery suspect.
The subject had fled into a bean field in the area of 8th Street and Dale Keith Jones Road where K-9 Magnum was released into the field to find him. K-9 Magnum was shot in the face and suffered a critical injury that he could not recover from.
The 22-year-old male offender was arrested and charged. He was later convicted of armed robbery, pointing a firearm, striking a law enforcement animal and criminal recklessness for which he was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
K-9 Magnum, a 3-year-old male Belgian Malinois, was the second Anderson Police Department canine to be killed in the line of duty in a three-week period.