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County K-9 killed in line of duty

 

Last updated 4/13/2022 at 11:28am

PHOTOS COURTESY OF EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

K-9 Jinx of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office was shot and killed while EPSO deputies and Manitou Springs Police officers were in contact with an armed suspect Monday night. Officers and deputies had responded to a report of a person menacing others with a firearm in the 900 block of Manitou Avenue around 11 p.m. According to Colorado Springs Police Department, the lead investigative agency in this incident, the suspect fired at officers and they returned fire. The suspect was killed. No other officers were injured. Jinx had been on the job since May 2020.

Here is video of the procession for K-9 Jinx: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1866207706903425&extid=NS-UNK-UNK-UNK-IOS_GK0T-GK1C&ref=sharing

This photo of Jinx in action was released just a few weeks before his tragic passing.

 

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