Heroic K-9 killed by incarcerated MS-13 members, Virginia Department of Corrections says

Heroic K-9 killed by incarcerated MS-13 members, Virginia Department of Corrections says


A 5-year-old K-9 passed away due to injuries sustained in the line of duty, according to the Virginia Department of Corrections, which reported that Corrections Officer Kharmishia Phillip Fields and the dog responded when inmates tied to MS-13 assaulted another prisoner.

The Belgian Malinois named Rivian passed away after being “repeatedly stabbed and kicked,” VADOC noted.

“On Tuesday, April 2, three inmates affiliated with the MS-13 gang who are housed at Sussex I State Prison viciously attacked another inmate within one of the facility’s housing units. A fourth inmate appeared to be supervising the brutal assault,” VADOC noted. “Rivan was violently and repeatedly stabbed and kicked by the inmates and later tragically died at the facility while VADOC staff attempted lifesaving measures.

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“Officer Phillip Fields, a trained K-9

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