Report by Paula Antolini
November 23, 2016 11:49AM EDT
Photo above: K-9 Officer Thor.
Wethersfield K-9 Police Officer Thor Killed in the Line of Duty, Suspect Still at Large
Wethersfield K-9 Officer Thor was killed in the line of duty and died after he was injured searching for a suspect, but police lost sight of both Thor and the suspect for a long while, reports Fox News. It is not sure exactly how Thor died yet, but Chief Cetran said the K-9 may have been kicked.
The situation started when a woman arrived at the police station on Monday evening and reported the kidnapping of her daughter. Police arrived at Motel 6 and located the suspect and a chase ensued. Hartford Police were also involved. Police said the suspect is armed and still at large.
Message shared from Bethel Police Department, posted by Wethersfield Police on their Facebook page:
“It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Wethersfield Police K-9 Officer Thor. K-9 Thor passed away last night as a result of injuries he sustained in Monday’s foot pursuit of a kidnapping suspect. We will begin making formal arrangements to honor our fallen brother and will post the specifics once finalized. Our deepest condolences remain with Officer Nuno Martins and his family during this difficult time, just as K-9 Thor’s courage in deeds will remain in our hearts. Sergeant Jennie Rivera, Canine Unit Supervisor.”
Photo above: Top: K-9 Officer Thor. Bottom: Officer Martins and K-9 Officer Thor,170th Patrol Dog Class.