Few things are as heartbreaking as a good dog being slain by a heartless criminal, especially when that dog is a protector in the community. Not to mention the fact that this particular K9 Officer is a favorite around here and has been featured in several of our stories.
Seattle Police K9 Jedi and his human partner were both viciously attacked by a machete wielding suspect on January 5th. Jedi did not survive the attack though it appears his sacrifice was not in vain and his human partner is expected to recover.
Police ended up shooting the suspect while he was savagely stabbing and slashing the K9 and his handler. The attacker was a suspected burglar and was being chased by K9 Officer Jedi before turning and attacking.
Here is a video from a few years ago of Jedi doing what he did best, eating a bad guy for lunch: