K-9 Ricky and Cpl. Szuba
Mishawaka, IN officer Cpl. Szuba and his K-9 partner, Ricky were both killed Saturday night, January 9. They were aiding another officer attempting to stop a speeder; the speeder ran a red light, causing a chain of events that ended up with the tragic loss of the officer and his gorgeous 8 year old Ricky. The attempt to stop the speeder had barely began, there was no COPS type wild ride through city streets; it sounds like the guy decided to take flight, etc.......and the heck of it is, the guy has a long string of bad driving arrests, had high BAC, was on house arrest at the time, etc. He is in hospital, will be facing 5 charges, incl 4 Class B felonies, for driving while intox, driving with controlled substances in system, resisting, , as well as additional charge of being habitual substance abuser.
I do not know anyone involved, just what was reported on TV and newspapers.
Just am appalled that yet another good guy and his partner as well as family pet when off duty, were both sacrificed.
Cpl. Szuba leaves behind a wife and 2 young-adult children. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.