Today we remember K-9 Nicky, who shot and killed by friendly fire while apprehending an armed man. Officers had responded to the area after reports that the subject had been firing shots. Nicky was deployed as officers attempted to take the subject into custody. The man opened fire, forcing officers to return fire as K-9 Nicky bit him. One round struck Nicky, killing him.
It was later determined that the man had murdered two of his mother’s neighbors, who had come to her assistance as he fought with her. The subject later died of the gunshot wounds that occurred during the fight with officers.
Nicky had just returned to duty after recovering from wounds inflicted by a machete during an apprehension in February 2015. We will not forget this brave and dedicated K-9.