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October 20th, 1994
Phoenix Police Department

On October 20th, 1994, Officer Ben Boyer responded to 1721 W. Carson to assist the Phoenix Police Department Special Assignments Unit with the apprehension of homicide suspect barricaded in his home. Dax was deployed to locate the suspect in the residence and was shot by the suspect using a 12-gauge shotgun. The suspect later shot at and injured two SAU officers. The suspect ultimately died of injuries sustained during the shooting with police. Officer Ben Boyer is currently in the unit and serves as the Master Trainer with a Belgian Malinois named “Falco”.