Midvale K9 killed in the line of duty

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ksl.com - Officers exchange gunshots with burglary suspect

MIDVALE -- Police officers who responded to reports of a home burglary in Midvale exchanged gunshots with a suspect Friday night. The suspect fatally shot a police dog and officers shot the suspect.

Midvale police say three people were trying to burglarize a home in the area of 6700 South and 600 East. Police officers and a K-9 unit arrived around 9 p.m. and searched the area.

As two officers and the K-9 approached one suspect, the suspect fired at the officers. The officers were not hit, but the police dog was fatally shot.

Officers fired at the suspect and hit him. He was taken to the hospital. No immediate word on his condition.

Two other suspects were arrested. Their names have not been released.

A neighbor, Colton Bain, said he was watching a movie, heard what he thought were fireworks and went out to his balcony.

"There could have been 10, 15 cops. They were just pointing their flashlights down in the same area. More and more cop cars came, ambulances and fire trucks. They kept coming," he said.

He said he heard six or eight shots. "It sounded like back and forth. You heard a few, three or four of them, and two seconds later you heard -- it sounded like return fire," he explained.

Police expected to release more details on Saturday. Check KSL.com for an update then.

Robbery Suspects Arrested after Exchanging Fire with Police in Midvale - KSTU

MIDVALE, Utah - Several suspects have been arrested after shots were exchanged in Midvale. It started after police responded to a duplex burglary on 6729 South and 655 East. When police arrived several suspects fled on foot and shots were fired. One of the three suspects was injured in the gunfire melee between police. A police dog was killed in the exchange. Several police agencies were on the scene, some from as far a way as Draper. Cottonwood and Midvale police were the only agencies that fired weapons.
 

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KSL.com is now reporting that the suspect was also killed in this exchange.
ksl.com - Police kill suspected burglar after he opens fire

MIDVALE, Utah (AP) -- Police shot and killed a burglary suspect after officials say he opened fire and killed a police dog.

Police Chief Tony Mason says the deadly exchange came Friday night as police on foot chased three burglary suspects in Midvale.

He says one of the suspects ran into a backyard where he fired and hit the dog and police shot back.

The suspect was struck at least once and died a short while later at Intermountain Medical Center.

Two other suspects are in custody.

Mason says the officers feared for their lives.
 

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Midvale plans memorial for slain police dog

ksl.com - Midvale plans memorial for slain police dog

MIDVALE, Utah (AP) -- A memorial service will be held for a Midvale police dog killed during a pursuit last week.

Koda -- a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois -- died Friday after he was shot by a burglary suspect. Officers returned fire and the man died later at a hospital.

Midvale police initially planned a memorial service for Koda at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Chapel, which can hold about 500 people. But, by Monday afternoon, so many people had called wanting to attend that Saturday's service was scheduled for Hillcrest High School.

Midvale police Sgt. Marcelo Rapela says an honor guard will be present at the memorial.

Rapela says Koda, who joined the force about a year ago, was Midvale police's first dog to be killed on duty.
 
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