End Of Watch 2024-02-22 14:57:19 – K9 Luca, DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office, Mississippi


K9 Luca was shot and killed after a vehicle pursuit in Lake Cormorant in Mississippi.

A subject fled in a vehicle from DeSoto County Sheriff’s deputies on Highway 61. The car crashed after deputies deployed a PIT maneuver near Star Landing Road. When the subject’s vehicle stopped, K9 Luca was unleashed. The subject fired at K9 Luca, striking him. Deputies returned fire, killing the subject.

K9 Luca was transported to a veterinary hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

K9 Luca had served with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office for four years and previously served with the Army 7th Special Forces Group, Multi-Purpose Canine Combat Tracking Detatchment (7thSFG SOFMPC) at Elgin Air Force Base in Florida for five years.

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