Sunnyvale Police Department K-9, Jax, 4, was stabbed and killed on October 31st after responding for a man who had stabbed his girlfriend earlier.

The man, Jesus Birelas-Contreras, refused to surrender and hurled knives at officers, according to police. He was then shot and killed by an officer on scene.

The girlfriend survived.

Jax, a German Shepherd, had served for 2 years with the department and was one of 4 dogs in the K-9 unit. Jax was the first Sunnyvale police dog killed in the line of duty.

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