Calif. K-9 succumbs to injuries

K-9 Ty injured his back after apprehending a suspect that attacked officers earlier this year


By PoliceOne Staff

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. — The California City Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own. 

K-9 Ty was receiving treatment for back injuries he sustained after apprehending a suspect earlier this year, 23ABC reported

Even after surgery, Ty continued to serve as an officer, the TV station reported. 

His handler Officer Rivera posted on the K-9 Unit’s Facebook page that Ty died Wednesday morning. 

“Ty was the best kind of friend. The best kind of partner. I watched and felt all the pain leaving his body. I held him close letting him know he was a good boy, a big strong pup that could take on the world, and mans...my best friend,” Rivera said. “I watched his life leave him but I saw how relaxed and pain free he was.”

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