Hurst, Robert
Incident Debrief: Murder of Police K9 - Barricade Suspect & O.I.S.

On Feb. 25, 2021, the Duluth Police Department responded to a domestic assault call and identified the suspect as a fugitive with felony warrants. While officers searched the residence for the suspect, he opened fire on the officers, killing DPD K9 Luna. The Duluth Tactical Response Team responded, eventually entering the residence to locate the subject hiding in a closet and still armed. This encounter resulted in a T.R.T. operator firing at the suspect, before tactical officers withdrew from the interior of the residence. On the morning of February 26, 2021, the St. Louis County Emergency Response Team was requested to take over operations, as DPD had been on scene for over eight hours. The incident concluded with an O.I.S.

Robert Hurst - Bio
Sgt. Rob Hurst has worked for the Duluth Police Department since 2009. Prior to his employment in Duluth, he worked for the Red Wing Police Department, where he served on a multi-jurisdictional Emergency Response Team for four years. Sgt Hurst has been a member of the Duluth Police TRT since 2011 and serves as a team leader.