K9 dies after falling through elevator shaft during search for suspects

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — A police K9 died Sunday morning after falling through an elevator shaft while searching for burglary suspects, officials said.

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Johnstown police officers responded to a burglary in progress around 4:19 a.m. at a Goodwill warehouse, investigators said.

Officers first found two suspects hiding in the building. When they learned there were more suspects hiding, they called in for Titan to help find them. While helping search, he fell through an unsecured open elevator shaft on the fourth floor.

Titan had been on the force since 2014.

The remaining suspects were located after a secondary search of the building. Charges are pending.

November 22, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: It is with great sorrow that we report the death of K9 Officer Titan. This...

Posted by Johnstown Police K9 Unit on Sunday, November 22, 2020