Phoenix Heroes

Pictures and Biographies 

The pictures and biographies of the fallen are displayed below in alphabetical order.

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K-9 Bane

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Breed Belgian Malinois

Gender Male

Age 3

Tour 2 years

Cause Unidentified

Weapon Person

Offender Sentenced to 25 years

K9 Bane was killed while attempting an apprehension following a vehicle pursuit of a stolen vehicle.

A male and female had led officers on a 30-minute pursuit after carjacking a vehicle. The pursuit ended after the vehicle struck stop sticks in the area of 27th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Both subjects fled the scene. The female was immediately apprehended while the male subject fled on foot. A SWAT team located the subject hiding in the attic of a nearby home and K9 Bane was released for an apprehension but was killed during the apprehension. The cause of death was determined to be asphyxiation.

The suspect was sentenced to 25 years in February 2020.

K9 Bane had served with the Phoenix Police Department for two years.

Police Officer's Prayer


Lord I ask for courage


Courage to face and

Conquer my own fears...


Courage to take me

Where others will not go...


I ask for strength


Strength of body to porect others

And strength of spirit to lead others...


I ask for dedication


Dedication to my job, to do it well

Dedication to my community

To keep it safe...


Give me Lord, concern

For others who trust me

And compassion for those who need me...


And please Lord


Through it all

Be at my side...


Fireman's Prayer


When I am called

to duty, God

Wherever flames

may rage

Give me strength

to save some life

Whatever be its age

Help me embrace a 

little child

Before it is too late

Or save an older person from

The horror of that fate

Enable me to be alert

and hear the weakest shout

And quickly and efficiently

To put the fire out

To guard my every neighbor

And protect his property

And if according to my fate

I am to lose my life

Please bless with your protecting hand

My family and my friends


K-9 Dax

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, October 20, 1994

Breed German Shepherd

Gender Male

Cause Gunfire

Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge

K9 Dax was shot and killed while assisting the Special Assignments Unit search a home of a homicide suspect on West Carson Road.

The subject opened fire on Dax with a 12-gauge shotgun, killing him. The man subsequently shot and killed after shooting and wounding two officers.

K-9 Hunter

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, April 17, 1996

Breed German Shepherd

Gender Male

Age 8

Tour 5 years

Cause Gunfire

Weapon Rifle; Mini 14

K9 Hunter was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a subject who was seen carrying a rifle in the 2900 block of East Cactus Road.

When officers attempted to make contact with the man, he ran into the yards of the adjoining houses. K9 Hunter gave pursuit but was shot five times at point-blank range by the man, who was armed with a Mini-14. Despite the wounds, Hunter was able to bite the subject before returning to his handler.

He was immediately transported to an emergency animal hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The subject was taken into custody.

K-9 R.j.

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Saturday, August 13, 2005

Breed Belgian Malinois

Gender Male

Age 3

Tour 1 year, 6 months

Cause Vehicular assault

Weapon Automobile

Offender Apprehended

 K9 R.J. was intentionally struck and killed by a subject who was fleeing officers.

The suspect had fled from officers on foot, but was able to return to his car and flee down an alley. The man intentionally struck R.J. before fleeing the scene. He was eventually apprehended.

R.J. was taken to an emergency animal hospital but had to be euthanized as a result of his injuries.

K9 R.J. had served with the Phoenix Police Department for only 18 months. He had been deployed over 300 times.

K-9 Roscoe

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, July 13, 1984

Breed German Shepherd

Gender MaleCause 

Struck by vehicle

K9 Roscoe was struck and killed by a vehicle after assisting his handler apprehended a subject.

Roscoe's handler had been attempting to arrest a drunk driver when Roscoe jumped from the patrol car to assist. His handler ordered him to return to the car, at which point he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

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