Drunk Driver Crashes Into Police Car, K9 Officer Down

By Ethan Cole on
 August 11, 2021

It is sad for the community and for the police department when they lost a K9 officer. Michigan recently lost one of their beloved K9's.

Directing Traffic

K9 Rex and his partner were in the middle of directing traffic. Their Chevy Tahoe was in the lane the M-10 freeway. They were trying to protect cars from flood waters.

Another vehicle came ploughing though and slammed into the officers vehicle. According to MSP, the collision let other officers know that the car had been hit and that they might need some assistance.

Troopers let them know that they car that his the officer vehicle was in flames The Detroit Fire department came to the site and helped those who were hurt.

Thankfully, the troopers injured were not very severere. However, K9 Rex was not doing as well. Officers quickly took the pup to the emergency vet.

The vet tried to help the poor pup, but his injures were too severe and he died at the vet.

Cause of the Crash

Officers believe that the driver of the other vehicle as drunk at the time of the accident. Accoring to the MSP,“Troopers and the MSP Crash Reconstruction team investigating the crash and have obtained a blood draw which will be tested for alcohol."

Rex was a part of the MSP Metro South Post. They new him there for "his determination in searching for suspects and articles. He was a tremendous partner to his handler and was an asset to the post.”

Huge Loss

Whether the loss is human or K9, the loss of a team member is a tragedy for all involved. Thank fully, the Rex's handler will heal and no other officers were injured.

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21 comments on “Drunk Driver Crashes Into Police Car, K9 Officer Down”

  1. This is very heart breaking news as an animal lover. A k-9 is an officer of the law. Just because someone was drunk driving does not mean it should be a light sentence. Laws need to be changed for manslaughter. Especially with drugs or alcohol. Manslaughter minimum sentence 12-45 years!

  2. It has been my pleasure to have known 3 police dogs in my life. They were amazingly loving dogs when not on the job. My kids as toddlers played with one. He was the best babysitter. Nothing was going to happen to those kids. My heart goes out to the handler and all who knew and loved Rex. Loosing such a great friend hurts.

  3. My heart goes out to K9 Rex's human police partner and friend. The relationship that develops between K9 team members looks to be as close as parent and child and the loss of either team member is as severe as losing a family member. I really hope there is a special place in Heaven for our four legged loved ones. They give us so much love while here with us I can't believe they would be denied a place in eternity.

  4. Drunk drivers! Got gravely injured by one rear ending and then sideswiping my car sending it into a double rollover.
    Glad the human officer is OK
    Sad the K-9 officer lost his life
    All drunk drivers need prison time to sober up but prisoners brew the stuff inside prisons

    1. 20-year minimum sentence, no parole or early out for loss of life. Add another 10 years if it's a LEO (including K9). Plus monetary damages.

    2. I agree with you. However, in my opinion, a drunk driver should be arrested for murder if there is a fatality. No one forced the driver to drink and drive. And if the death is a first responder, then life without parole seems fair to me.

  5. Rest in Peace K9 Officer Rex. Your tour of duty is finished. Sooo sad. This driver should be locked away for the rest of their natural life.

  6. Is English your second language?
    Here are the numerous errors I noticed in your article. These seemed to jump out at me, and I am not a journalist or professional reporter.
    You obviously meant 'lose' instead of 'lost' in your opening statement.
    "Troopers let them know that they car..." What are you trying to say?
    The driver "was drunk", not "as drunk".
    The extent of the injuries were 'severe' not 'severer'.
    Missing "are" in the phrase"...investigating the crash."
    The word you were looking for is 'knew', not 'new'.
    'Thankfully' is one word.
    There was no need for the indefinite article 'the' preceding Rex's name.
    This is something that bugs the fire out of me. Apparently you do not have someone checking your reports.

    1. You need to focus on your personal problems instead of typos by others. Your post is loaded with indicators of problematic psychological dysfunctions.

    2. I have to admit, I too am dismayed at how badly reports are typed up and reported on. Not only news stories, but digital books too. Doesn't anyone hire a proof reader or decent editor anymore?

  7. Dear GOD, Idiots on booze have caused hundreds of millions of tragedies on this little speck of dust that inhabitants call "Earth." Earth at large is dominated by people under the influence of booze. All records of human history indicate that stupid idiots make better slaves than people with SOME form of "education." Actually GOD, as you know, hundreds of millions of people are seduced by mind function alterations of perception and judgment (especially with religion and LAW) FUELED by alcohol, every day; and homosexuality is all the proof we need for that. Why GOD, did you have Jesus change water into wine? It wasn't about capitalist or socialist economic growth potential, was it? Or is that just another religious myth to create excuses for stupid idiot human behavior? Jesus would not promote a place like America....or China or Mexico, or Russia; would He? Booze actually compounds the pre-existing idiocy of humanity, caused by your evil perverted impersonator, God; who is really Satan. Or is this changing of water to wine just another religious excuse for uncontrolled human free will? Wine IS mostly water, right? Dogs are abused every day, but at least they don't perform abortions on each like humans do for money to buy that new Mercedes. And dogs don't drop bombs on each other from high tech aircraft, or worship each other's human status, possessions, clothes and ability to bounce/hit/throw/kick balls and run and swim faster than other dogs like humans do, when they are DRUNK. We all know there are far more drunks on the road than the police could ever catch and ticket. In fact, there is a significant number of police officers who drink excess booze every day. Dogs are a great invention that only YOU could create with your supreme mastery of chemistry and physics and all the other tools you created. Please help humans wake up to the real source of ignorance in the world today; themselves. Please remove all the drunk negativity that exists in adult humans so no more good pets get killed by drunks. At least it was not a child that died THIS TIME. Regardless, we have a plethora of out of control perverted idiot problems down here on 'Earth,' and it does NOT look or sound or feel like any real equalization of negative and positive potential is in the making. I am praying that YOU can sift through these word arrangements and filter out the positive intent this prayer intends to convey. Many humans will call this prayer idiotic; but Im not praying to them GOD, I don't expect more than maybe 10% of the masses will grasp the essence of this prayer; maybe 5% will; but they will be under attack for attempting such concepts as presented herein. I like dogs a lot, and dogs recognize me right away when I come close enough contact. I wish I could have two dogs, but where I live, it's not a good idea to have one. I mean, I hear humans hunting every week using high powered rifles to kill their food; relatively close our house. Doberman's are my favorite dog, and they are bigger than some of the young deer; if you get my drift. I would be very upset if some drunk shot my Doberman, IF I had one or two. Anyway, I know you knew I would be writing this post post today before I knew I would be writing it. I can't always express myself to please everyone, GOD, and I am sick of the antics of the God worshippers, and wish I could hunt them down with high powered rifles. Yes, MOST of the hunters in my area are DRUNK. Tell me this GOD, if you will forgive the people who murdered Jesus, and people who drive drunk and kill others AND pets, cats included; would you forgive people who hunt and kill the drunks and perverts; and egomaniac narcissists (politicians), who are competing with other like kinds over sex lust, natural resources, possessions, and POWER over others?" Please respond GOD, I know the Satan God people will jump all over this and call it idiotic. Amen" (this prayer has not been edited for minor typing errors)

  8. The drunk driver killed a police officer (yes, dogs are considered officers) and should be tried for such a crime. I'm glad the human was not fatally damaged, but please throw the book at the drunk driver.

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