Officer down: RCIPS K-9 ‘Misty’ dead after wreck

Although she was apparently struck by a car early Sunday, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service only Wednesday made public details about one of its K-9 units dying.

Police confirmed the Belgian Malinois, ‘Misty’, died as the result of being struck by a car.

According to a police report, around 3am Sunday, the dog’s body was found on the East-West Arterial highway in Newlands.

A post mortem exam, carried out Wednesday, confirmed the animal died of injuries suffered after being hit by a vehicle.

“An investigation has been launched into all of the circumstances surrounding the death,” a statement from the department read. “Police can also confirm that the dog, and her handler, were off duty at the time of the incident.”

The RCIPS asks anyone who was travelling on that route early Sunday and who may have seen what happened to call George Town Police Station at 949-4222.



‘Misty’ is one of five new Belgian Malinois that became part of the RCIPS team in early 2011.

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  1. It is always sad to hear when we lose one of Cayman’s finest. Especially when an officer lays down their life in such tragic circumstances. Just because this officer was a K-9, they were still one of the team and Misty will be missed just the same as one of her human colleagues. The RCIPS work tirelessly to protect us and we should take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks for their stirling work and to give thanks for the service they provide us. As George Orwell said famously: We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm
    RIP Misty. You will not be forgotten, Blessed are the peacemakers.