Wethersfield Police Dog Dies After Pursuing Kidnapping Suspect

A Wethersfield Police dog has died from injuries sustained while pursuing a kidnapping suspect on Monday night.

Wethersfield Police said they were responding to a call about a woman abducted from Hartford who was being held in a motel on the Silas Deane Highway, near Executive Square and officers found the suspect in a thicket.

The police dog, K9 Thor, started chasing the suspect and his handler lost sight of him, police said.  

Officers found someone matching the suspect's condition in Rocky Hill and a state trooper found Thor on the ground with internal bleeding.

He was brought to an animal hospital, where he received a blood transfusion, but somehow he got a blood clot and died, police said. It's not clear how Thor was injured.

Police said K-9 Thor died on Tuesday night and the department will be making arrangements to honor him.

“Our deepest condolences remain with Officer Nuno Martins and his family during this difficult time, just as K-9 Thor’s courage in deeds will remain in our hearts,” police said in a Facebook post.

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