March 7, 2021 02:53

Pennsylvania police K9 suffers fatal fall while searching for burglary suspects

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — The Johnstown Police Department in Pennsylvania sadly reports the line of duty death of K9 Titan who suffered a tragic fall down an elevator shaft while searching for burglary suspects on Saturday.

Interim Chief of Police Chad Miller said officers responded to a commercial burglary in progress around 4:20 a.m. on Saturday at an old Goodwill warehouse.

As a result, officers found two suspects hiding in the building but soon learned there were three more, WKYC reported.

Officer Brian Stevens and his partner, K9 Titan, responded to assist with a search for the outstanding suspects.

While looking for the intruders, Titan fell through an unsecured, open elevator shaft from the fourth floor and suffered a fatal fall.

Officers eventually found all five suspects. Charges against them are pending.

K9 Titan had served with the Johnstown Police Department since 2014.

 

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