Overnight, we lost one of our own; K-9 Rony.
Information known is that K-9 Rony and his partner, Senior Officer Dennis Shadden from the Tactical Operations Division were searching for a suspect that had been driving a stolen vehicle and subsequently led officers on a pursuit that ended when the suspect crashed into a bayou in Harris County and then fled on foot to a heavily wooded area. The suspect was eventually apprehended and faces charges.
During the search, K-9 Rony sustained life-threatening injuries and had to be transported to an emergency veterinarian for treatment. Sadly, K-9 Rony did not survive.
Rony served the citizens of Houston for 7 years and had approximately 250 captures. He was simply one of the best. He will be missed.