Police K-9 killed in shooting during felon’s arrest

STONINGTON, CT – A Connecticut State Police K-9, named Broko, was killed on Thursday evening amidst a shooting incident involving state troopers and a suspect they were looking to detain on a felony arrest warrant. According to state police reports, the troopers on the scene at the Pawcatuck neighborhood of Stonington, near the Rhode Island border, witnessed the shooting around 7:30 pm, while they were in the process of serving the warrant.

While the authorities have identified the presence of “serious injuries”, further details or clarifications remain undisclosed. The identities of the troopers involved and the targeted suspect are yet to be disclosed. Moreover, the authorities have not revealed if the troopers or the targeted man have sustained any injuries. The arrest warrant was reportedly obtained by Norwich police, but further information on the matter wasn’t made available.

Through an official statement, state police honored Broko, asserting that the K-9 had lost his life heroically, protecting his handler, other troopers, and the local community.

The statement read, “K9 Broko heroically served with unwavering dedication, saving lives by locating missing individuals, apprehending dangerous suspects, and providing a steadfast shield to his handler.” Following the incident, an impressive procession involving several dozens of police vehicles drove through the town.

Broko, who graduated from the 2021 state police patrol K-9 class, was also a part of the state police search and rescue team. Prior to joining the statewide K-9 unit, Broko and his handler served at the Southbury barracks.