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K-9 Assuan

Marion Police Department
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Handler:
Officer James Meyerchick

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Training accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, June 27, 2019
10:10 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
555 East Morton Street, Marion
Incident County:
Grant
Incident Township:
Washington
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None

K-9 Assuan died after participating in training exercises at the Marion Police Athletic League baseball fields at 555 East Morton Street.

While performing routine criminal apprehension and fence jumping exercises at 10:10 pm, he missed a high-speed jump and struck his head on the top rail of an outfield fence. The K-9 Unit veterinarian was on scene and began treatment before K-9 Assuan was transported to the veterinary hospital. He never regained consciousness and died of traumatic brain injury.

K-9 Assuan, a male 7-year-old Belgian Malinois, had served with the Marion Police Department for five years.

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