An FBI dog killed on its second mission is making top news national headlines today, as Boston News reported this Thursday, March 14, that an FBI canine in New York was recently shot and died from the gunshot wound on only its second mission.
Under the headline, “FBI dog killed on second mission in NY”, sources report that an FBI canine named Ape was shot by a gunman after a close standoff in upstate New York. Ape had only finished his police training in Feb. and was in the middle of his second mission.
The FBI dog was shot by suspect Kurt Meyers. Ape was leading officers into an abandoned bar where Meyers was allegedly hiding this morning. After being cornered, Meyers opened fire on the officers, hitting and killing Ape. The gunman was being targeted for killing four people prior as well as wounding a couple earlier this week.
The story of an FBI dog killed has already made headlines in memory of the valiant canine. Ape is reportedly being taken to Va., the location of the FBI Academy for training. A memorial will be held for the German Shepherd, and his name will be added on the memorial wall, concluded the report.