CANINE & EQUINE DUTY DEATHS

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Roll Call of all known Canine & Equines. A Canine & Equine Duty Death is classified as the death of a dog or horse of the Chicago Police Department who has died or have been killed in the line of duty.

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Police Canine King I

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Agency:
Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
Unknown
Death Classification:
Canine / Equine Duty Death
Star #:
Unknown
Incident Date:
Cause of Death:
Poisoning
Age:
End of Watch:
03 May 1978
Unit of Assignment:
Bureau of Operational Services - Patrol Division, Special Operations Group: Unit 058 - Canine Unit
Date of Birth:
Unknown
Served:
Length of Service Unknown
District of Incident (Present Day):
District of Incident Unknown

Memorial Details:

Cemetery:
Not Interred - Other
Superintendent's Honored Star Case:
Not Enshrined
Gold Star Families Memorial:
Not Listed
Illinois Police Officers Memorial:
Not Listed
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:
Not Listed

Incident Details:

Police Canine KING was a veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Bureau of Operational Services - Patrol Division, Special Operations Group: Unit 058 - Canine Unit.

In 1978, K-9 KING and his handler, Patrolman John Thibault, conducted a search. During the search K-9 KING ingested a food which was laced with poison for rodents.

Police Canine KING, born in 1969, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on September 16, 1971.

K-9 KING was survived by his handler, Patrolman John Thibault.

Police Canine Kirk I

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Agency:
Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
Unknown
Death Classification:
Canine / Equine Duty Death
Star #:
Unknown
Incident Date:
03 Dec 1970
Cause of Death:
Gunfire - Enemy
Age:
9
End of Watch:
03 Dec 1970
Unit of Assignment:
Bureau of Operational Services - Patrol Division, Special Operations Group: Unit 058 - Canine Unit
Date of Birth:
Unknown
Served:
Length of Service Unknown
District of Incident (Present Day):
003 - Grand Crossing

Memorial Details:

Cemetery:
Not Interred - Other
Superintendent's Honored Star Case:
Not Enshrined
Gold Star Families Memorial:
Not Listed
Illinois Police Officers Memorial:
Not Listed
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:
Not Listed

Incident Details:

Police Canine KIRK, aged 9 years, was a veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Bureau of Operational Services - Patrol Division, Special Operations Group: Unit 058 - Canine Unit.

On December 3, 1970, K-9 KIRK and his hander, Patrolman Gerald Burke were on patrol looking for Horace Ruth, 23, who had just robbed a Southside diner. While touring the area, Officer Burke heard a noise and unleashed K-9 KIRK. K-9 KIRK then apprehended Ruth after a rooftop chase in a vacant lot located at 7402 South Dorchester Avenue. When K-9 KIRK caught Ruth he grabbed a hold of Ruth's upper right leg. It was at this time that Ruth shot K-9 KIRK through the throat. K-9 Kirk screeched in pain and went limp bleeding profusely from his neck. By the time Officer Burke caught up to his partner, he was found laying beside Ruth in the vacant lot. Ruth was also shot in the vacant lot by responding officers and succumbed to his wounds. Ruth's weapon was not recovered at the scene, however it was believed that Ruth threw the weapon away before he was shot.

Police Canine KIRK was born in 1961.

K-9 KIRK was survived by his handler, Patrolman Gerald Burke.