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Hero Police Dog, Kane Brutally Slain In Washington State

Kane Police Dog

He was killed in the line of duty and died as the hero he already was.

Kane, a black Dutch Shepherd police dog from Clark County, Washington, was chasing Keegan Graves shortly after midnight on Saturday in Vancouver, Washington, after he and a female pal tried to ram a police vehicle in a stolen car.

The deputy K-9, who was trained to bite and hold fleeing crooks, had run down the 31-year-year old Graves when the punk struck with a knife, stabbing Kane several times, cops said.

The dog was rushed to a local animal hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Cops eventually caught the creep and his 22-year-old accomplice, Natasa Cresap.
He was charged with harming a police dog, attempting to elude an officer and theft.

Kane had worked for the sheriff’s office since 2005 and was a decorated member of the force.

He and his partner were one of the few K-9 teams certified to fly harnessed below helicopters while tethered with a rope.

The team had received an award from the Office of National Drug Control Police for their work busting up marijuana growing operations in 2008. More than 300,000 pot plants were seized in the operations.

The hero pooch was scheduled to retire in 2012.

Story By Elaine Furst For Dog Files

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MissAz1
MissAz1
11 years ago

Very Sad!

essay writing
11 years ago
Reply to  MissAz1

oh god… even more than just sad! it is awful!! poor animal.. he was so beautiful… how cruel people can be….

Forgottenone1961
Forgottenone1961
11 years ago

They should be tried the same as if the killed a human police officer. Worthless CREEPS is gentle for what I would call them if this were not a public forum!! Both need charged and life in prison. Of course the bimbo will probably get off because she’s a ‘victim’ and since no state takes the killing of an animal that seriously, even one who does a VALUABLE AND VERY VERY EXPENSIVE service for its community, the creep will get more time for assault with a deadly weapon (ramming the cop car with a car) than he would for killing a beautiful hero who has 4 legs instead of 2.

Donnareinhart43
Donnareinhart43
11 years ago

These “people” should also be charged with murder. Kane was a police officer, not just a dog, although all dogs should be treated with the same respect. This just makes me plain ol’ mad.

Evelynb40
Evelynb40
11 years ago

Never mind using dogs….just aim at the human garbage and shoot to kill. Garbage like that shouldn’t be on this planet…they contribute nothing positive to society. As far as I am concerned he broke the law so he has no rights whatsoever any more. I feel sorry for the poor dog who was only doing its job. The useless piece of human trash can rot in hell for all I care.

Evelynb40
Evelynb40
11 years ago

Never mind using dogs….just aim at the human garbage and shoot to kill. Garbage like that shouldn’t be on this planet…they contribute nothing positive to society. As far as I am concerned he broke the law so he has no rights whatsoever any more. I feel sorry for the poor dog who was only doing its job. The useless piece of human trash can rot in hell for all I care.

Denise
Denise
11 years ago

I agree with the posts above. Perps should be charged and tried for murder of this police dog. Makes me plain old mad too.

Denise
Denise
11 years ago

I agree with the posts above. Perps should be charged and tried for murder of this police dog. Makes me plain old mad too.

Frrod66
Frrod66
11 years ago

Sorry to hear this but only being charged with harming a police dog? This should be more then that the K-9 is a deputy he should be charged with killing an officer?

Frrod66
Frrod66
11 years ago

Sorry to hear this but only being charged with harming a police dog? This should be more then that the K-9 is a deputy he should be charged with killing an officer?

Gail
Gail
11 years ago

This saddens me so much. He should be charged with killing an officer. I hope the scum is met with a speedy death!

Gail
Gail
11 years ago

This saddens me so much. He should be charged with killing an officer. I hope the scum is met with a speedy death!

Office_angel1
Office_angel1
11 years ago
Reply to  Gail

No, not a “speedy” death – long, slow and torturous! Poor Kane suffered great pain being stabbed.

campman21
campman21
11 years ago
Reply to  Office_angel1

The guy who stabbed Kane probably doesn’t even think that he “killed” a police officer. I feel for the officer who is the other half of this team. My prayers to Kane and his partner. I too think that there should be more of a charge for crimes such as this.

Cheryl
Cheryl
11 years ago

I think this man should be charged with killing an officer because that’s what Kane was an officer of the law. For him to have stabbed Kane multiple times and murdering him. Think he should get life inprisonment that’s what he deserves. The laws need to be changed so tougher penalties are handed down.

Shelter Diaries
Shelter Diaries
11 years ago

Follow-up: Graves is being held without bail, and is charged with assault and harming (now upgraded to killing of) a police dog. If found guilty, he faces up to 5 years in prison. (And if you’ve never spoken with someone who has spent five years in prison, that pretty much equates to a chance to “start again” with basically nothing.)

I, for one, don’t really forsee the court letting him off with a light sentence in this case, either.

Godspeed, Kane. You gave everything to keep others safe, and will forever be a hero of the finest caliber.

Viviancobb
Viviancobb
11 years ago

What true heros police dogs are, I believe there should be stiffer penalties given out in these circumstances, and for animal abuse in general

Woofin
Woofin
11 years ago

I agree, I think the laws need to be changed and if you kill a police dog, it is the same as killing a police officer

Katenrose
Katenrose
11 years ago

This is truly a sad story. The punk who did this probably has no remorse for what happened which is a shame. I hope he relizes how important animals and in this case not only a working dog, but also a family pet are to the people around them.

Morlexi
Morlexi
11 years ago

How horrible!! Poor baby…he truly died a hero! The jerk that is responsible needs to pay as though he took a human life…not the insignificant amount of time they give because he was a dog!! The laws really need to be changed dramatically!!

Bblackwell
Bblackwell
11 years ago

I agree, the dog was a dog of the law, and they should be charged with the killing an officer, but let it be known when they are in jail that they killed a dog officer, and let the chips fall where they may. They deserve it

Faith
Faith
11 years ago

I agree he should be charged for murder… whether the dog was a police dog or even a family pet.. Dogs are one of man’s best friend and a German Shepherd are very loyal to their owner.. I have 2 shepherds and if anyone harmed them I think I would have to get justice some way, my dogs are like my children and are treated just the same. they are part of my family and always will be.. I think anyone who harms animals should be punished just as is harming a person..

Jerili
Jerili
11 years ago

I have had 4 GSD and one was Black just like Kane…. RIP you beautiful hero, and I cry for those you leave behind

Sharonspnks
Sharonspnks
11 years ago

He was a dog but also an officer of the law… This creep who stabbed and killed kane should be charged accordingly.

Brandelee
Brandelee
11 years ago
Reply to  Sharonspnks

You mean to tell me that you wouldn’t switch to survival mode and do the same thing if some dog was biting the hell out of you and try to save your own life? Anyone who says no is just a stupid idiot who obviously doesn’t care whether they live or die. We love you Keegan. You aren’t a bad person. You are a good person who doesn’t deserve any of this criticism.

Dia-nk
Dia-nk
11 years ago

What a sweet looking dog. I am so so sad to hear on what happen to Kane. I hope who kill him get punished really really hard. Kane had a job to do to protect and serve.Kane is in heaven to protect and serve.To Kane handler and police department I am so so sorry for your loss.Kane is a true hero. We all love you.

laurene horning
laurene horning
11 years ago

that bastard didn’t just harm the dog he KILLED him and should be charged as if that dog was a person! the laws for slaying or harming an animal need to be changed. our pets and working k-9’s are just like a human family member. i hope they stick it to this asshole.

Cronus97
Cronus97
11 years ago

Such a senseless death. They need to make killing a K9 dog a felony and punishable to the full extent of the law!

Norma
Norma
11 years ago

ANYONE who kills a Police Dog should be charged with MURDER of a Police OFFICER – just like they would if they killed the Canine Officers’ human counterpart. That’s my opinion – and probably the opinion of many others …

Norma
Norma
11 years ago

ANYONE who kills a Police Dog should be charged with MURDER of a Police OFFICER – just like they would if they killed the Canine Officers’ human counterpart. That’s my opinion – and probably the opinion of many others …

Lynn
Lynn
11 years ago

I thought harming a police dog is the same as harming a human police officer? Shouldn’t the charge be murder of a police officer? A death penalty offense? Just my thoughts, fry the bastard. or shoot him full of lethal drugs, whatever. Just get rid of him.

Leesa
Leesa
11 years ago

I’m sorry but if you can’t offer the police dot more respect than any other dog, get them off the force. If people will only be charged with harming an animal instead of a member of police, then get those dogs out. Criminals won’t think twice about hurting a police dog because there are barely any concequences. Unless police dogs are fully accredited member of the police force, treated as such and protected as such, they shouldn’t be thrown in harms way.

Leesa
Leesa
11 years ago

I’m sorry but if you can’t offer the police dot more respect than any other dog, get them off the force. If people will only be charged with harming an animal instead of a member of police, then get those dogs out. Criminals won’t think twice about hurting a police dog because there are barely any concequences. Unless police dogs are fully accredited member of the police force, treated as such and protected as such, they shouldn’t be thrown in harms way.

Rabbit Jerky
11 years ago

Really sad, I’m so sorry to hear that. RIP Hero !

Long Beach Night Life
11 years ago

Oh my dog…May God bless your soul, RIP

Orange County Web Design

Unfortunate death of  a Hero. RIP boy.

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