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Username

K9Vader

First Name

K9 Vader

EOW/KIA

August 1, 2018

Age

2 years old

Biographical Info

K9 Vader was shot and killed during a vehicle pursuit of a murder suspect in a stolen vehicle in Sussex County, VA at approximately 8:20am. A trooper initiated the pursuit after locating the stolen car traveling on I-95. The man driving the vehicle was wanted for the murder of one woman and the wounding of a second woman in Connecticut. The vehicle fled on the interstate as the driver opened fire at troopers. The pursuit continued to the area of Loco School Road and Bell Road, where the man continued to fire at troopers. One of the rounds struck K9 Vader, who was still in the backseat compartment of the patrol car. Troopers returned fire, killing the suspect.

Country

United States of America

Breed

Belgian Malinois

Gender

Male

Tour(s)

8 months

Handler(s)

Trooper Austin Albright

Unit/Department

Virginia State Police

Professional Information

Tactical Field

Law Enforcement

Tactical Schools Attended

Canine Basic School, December 2017

Qualifications/Certifications

Narcotics Detection: Assigned to the Virginia State Police Drug Interdiction Task Force

Awards, Honors and Achievements

2019 Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation’s Award for Valor