Reward Being Offered After K9 Haas Memorial Plaque Vandalized
Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken announced Monday that a reward has been offered after the K9 Haas Memorial plaque was vandalized at the GND REC Dog Park.
Chief Tusken post the following announcement on his Facebook page:
I was informed today that the K9 Haas Memorial plaque located at the GND REC dog park was vandalized. The GND Development Alliance is offering a $250 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of those individuals responsible for the damage. Please contact the Duluth Police Department with any information at 218-730-5020. You may remain anonymous.
K9 Haas was killed in the line of duty in January, 2019 when Duluth Police were responding to a domestic assault with a weapon call in the 1000 block of West Skyline Parkway.
The suspect opened fire on police. Officer Aaron Haller was struck by a bullet and sufferend non life threatening injuries. K9 Haas was struck and killed. Police ultimately gained access to the the room where the shooter had been and found him deceased.
Since then K9 Haas has received many honors and tributes. Duluth’s K9 Luna received a bullet and stab protection vest donation in honor of Haas, a Rochester K9 was protected in his memory and K9 Hass now has a Duluth dog park named after him.
To think a person or group of people would think it's funny or try to make some type of statement by vandalize a plaque honoring a fallen K9 officer who has had such a positive impact, even after being killed in the line of duty.
You can click here to see the full Facebook post from Chief Tusken, where someone in the "Comments" section has already offered to double the reward.