Tacoma Police Department, Washington
End of Watch Thursday, August 13, 2020
K9 Ronja was shot and killed while tracking a murder suspect in the 3600 block of South M Street at about 1:30 am.
Another officer had spotted the man in a vehicle and recognized him as being wanted in connection to a murder that had occurred the previous night. The subject led officers on a vehicle pursuit until crashing and bailing out on foot. K9 Ronja and her handler arrived at the scene and began a track for the subject. The man opened fire on officers when he was located in the 3600 block of M Street and struck K9 Ronja.
One of the officers on scene returned fire and wounded the subject, who was taken into custody.
K9 Ronja was taken to a veterinary hospital where she died later in the morning.
K9 Ronja had served with the Tacoma Police Department for only eight months.
published Gloucestercitynews.net | October 23, 2020