Death Classification: Canine / Equine Duty Death
Agency: Chicago Police Department
Served: Length of Service Unknown
Unit of Assignment / Detail: Bureau of Operational Services - Patrol Division, Special Operations Group: Unit 058 - Canine Unit
District of Incident (Present Day): District of Incident Unknown
Cause of Death: Poisoning
Age at Time of Death: 9
Date of Birth:
Date of Appointment:
Date of Incident:
End of Watch: 1978
Date of Interment:
Cemetery: Not Interred - Other
Grave Location: Does Not Apply
Interment Disposition: Cremated
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Not Enshrined
Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Not Listed
Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed
Officer Down Memorial Page: Not Listed
Military Service: Did Not Serve
Incident & Biographic Details
Police Canine KING, aged 9 years, was a veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Bureau of Operational Services – Patrol Division, Special Operations Group: Unit 058 – Canine Unit.
In 1978, K-9 KING and his handler, Patrolman John Thibault, conducted a search. During the search K-9 KING ingested a food which was laced with poison for rodents.
Police Canine KING, born in 1969, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on September 16, 1971.
K-9 KING was survived by his handler, Patrolman John Thibault.