Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s K9 Serious But Stable After Being Shot

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor the condition of one of the departments K9 units who was shot over the weekend.

On Saturday morning in the City of Fond du Lac, City and county law enforcement were responding to a weapons complaint in which a woman said she had been held at gunpoint by a man in the 500 block of Drury Lane on Fond du Lac’s west side. She was able to escape and called the incident in to the Communications Center.

One of the responding Sheriff’s Office units noticed the vehicle believed to be in use by the man, driving on Peters Avenue. The officer attempted to pull the man over but he refused at first.

The man turned onto Western Avenue where he opened fire on the officer and his K9. The officer fired back and as a result of the gunfight, the K9 and the suspect were shot. The suspect died at the scene and the K9 was rushed to a vet hospital in the Appleton area where he underwent surgery.

According to the sheriff’s office, a yellow lab belonging to one of the vet’s technicians was a blood match for the sheriff’s office K9 and was used a a blood donor during the surgery.

As of Sunday night, the K9 was said to be in serious but stable condition.

The sheriff’s office K9 program is 100% donor funded and the department says if anyone is wishing to donate to help with medical costs for this incident, they can do so by sending a check addressed to the Fond du Lac Sheriff K9 Program at PO box 1273 in Fond du Lac, or by going to the sheriff’s office window at 180 south Macy Streets between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM where a check or credit card can be used for donations.