K9 dog Nicky of the Las Vegas PD may not have been a human being, but he died protecting us.
Four police officers confronted a gunman in the streets of Las Vegas last week. When Police Dog Nicky ran toward him, the man lunged for the weapon and fired. In the exchange that followed, the suspect was hit six times and Officer Nicky was hit once. Suspect James Craig Simpson is now in a coma. K-9 Officer Nicky lost his life in the exchange.