U.S. Forest Service Officer Jason Crisp and K9 “Maros” Both Shot and Killed in Line of Duty
Published by Junior Staff Writer on March 13, 2014
Officer Jason Crisp and his K9 partner “Maros” were shot and killed in Burke County, North Carolina, while participating in a manhunt for murder suspect Troy Whisnant who had murdered his parents, Levi and Rhonda Whisnant,.
Whisnant had previously served one year in prison on a manslaughter charge for a murder he committed in 1997.
Officers from several agencies were searching for the subject after the bodies of his parents were located in their home in the 5000 block of Fish Hatchery Road.
Officer Crisp’s K9 “Maros” tracked and found Whisnant. Whisnant then opened fire on them, killing both Officer Crisp and K9 “Maros”.
The subject then stole Officer Crisp’s service weapon and extra magazines before fleeing further into the woods. He was located by other officers a short time later and was shot and killed when he opened fire on them.
Officer Crisp is survived by his wife and two children.
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