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K-9 Magnum

Anderson Police Department
Monday, August 20, 2012

Handler:
Officer Matt Jarrett

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, August 20, 2012

Incident to Death Duration:
2 days
Incident Location:
8th Street and Dale Keith Jones Road, Anderson
Incident County:
Madison
Incident Township:
Anderson
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Released in 2016

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. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison and released in 2016.

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.

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