Rest in peace, K-9 Fang … we honor your supreme sacrifice and dedication to your handler and pray for comfort as they deal with your tragic loss. I cannot even imagine their pain! Run free boy!

From the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office:

Rest In Peace Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office K-9 FANG.

K-9 FANG was shot and killed this morning while apprehending an armed carjacking suspect. The suspect has since been apprehended by another JSO K-9 and is in police custody.

K-9 FANG played a vital roll keeping everyone safe at special events and football games and captured some of the most dangerous criminals in our city. FANG was a three year-old-German Shepherd, dual purpose bomb detector and patrol dog.

We will miss you, FANG. You are gone but will not be forgotten.

End of Watch 09-30-2018

 In Florida, killing a police dog is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, reported local10news.com.

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