K9 Forrest of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office in DeLand, FL was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension of a fugitive near Vann Park in Deltona, Florida.
Deputies were in the area searching for a wanted fugitive after receiving a tip that he was staying at a home there. While on scene a dirt bike drove by their location recklessly several times. As the deputies spoke to occupants of the home they heard a subject jumping fences nearby and observed the dirt bike abandoned.
The subject was located by a helicopter crew running into a nearby wooded area. A perimeter was established and K9 Forrest was deployed into the wooded area to located the subject. The man opened fire on Forrest and deputies as Forrest attempted an apprehension. Forrest was struck by the gunfire and then transported to Deltona Animal Hospital where he died from the wound.
The subject was shot and captured after a twenty hour search.
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