Officer, K9 Dog Run Over Apprehending Suspect

On February 18 at 12:35 a.m. Antioch Police Officer Matt Harger spotted a reported stolen vehicle being driven by Douglas Martinez, 18, of Antioch, in the 2300 block of Sycamore Drive. When Officer Harger attempted to stop the vehicle and detain Martinez and his passenger, they both jumped out of the car and fled on foot.

Officer Harger and his K9 ,Thor, gave chase. When Martinez refused to stop, Thor was deployed and took him to the ground. However, when Martinez jumped out of the car, he failed to put it into park. The vehicle continued to roll forward and struck Officer Harger, knocking him to the ground. The vehicle then ran over K9 Thor as he was detaining Martinez.

Thor held onto Martinez until Officer Harger was able to pull Thor from under the vehicle before the rear tires rolled over Martinez. The vehicle eventually came to a stop after it struck a light pole. Officer Harger sustained minor scrapes from being knocked to the ground, and Thor appears to be okay at this time.

Martinez was then taken into custody and transported from the scene to SDMC. Brentwood PD sent their K9 to assist in the search for the second suspect, but he was not located.

One Comment to “Officer, K9 Dog Run Over Apprehending Suspect”

  1. Princeton SiameseCat says:

    I love Thor!

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