California City Police Department K-9, Ty, 4, passed away September 7th after complications from injuries sustained a month earlier.

The subject was holding a woman and a child hostage inside a home Boron, California. K9 Ty and his handler, as well as deputies from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, entered the home in an attempt to rescue the hostages. During the apprehension the subject fell on Ty, breaking his back.

One month later, Ty succumbed to complications of surgery related to the injury.

K9 Ty had served with the California City Police Department for 2-1/2 years and was trained in narcotics detection and criminal apprehension.

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