K-9’s

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K9 Mina
US Border Patrol, Laredo, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, May 2, 2022

K9 Mina succumbed to a rattlesnake bite sustained the previous day while she and her handler were searching for a group of illegal aliens along the railroad tracks near the intersection of Carriers Drive and I-35 Frontage Road in Laredo, Texas.

She was walking in and out of tall grass when she sustained two bites from a rattlesnake. She was transported to an emergency veterinarian where she passed away the following morning.

K9 Mina had served with the United States Border Patrol for four years.

 
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K9 Rogue
Cedar Park Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, November 8, 2021

K9 Rogue suffered a fatal heart attack while performing training exercises at 1400 Fire Lane in Cedar Park.

K9 Rogue had served with the Cedar Park Police Department for seven years.

 
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K9 Byrd
Texas Dept. Public Safety, Alice, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 3, 2021

K9 Byrd died of heatstroke when the cooling system in his handler’s vehicle failed in Alice, Texas.

During his service, K9 Byrd conducted over 131 searches, located over 54 pounds of marijuana, over 54 kilograms of cocaine, 39 grams of heroin, 494 grams of methamphetamine, and $142,000 in currency.

K9 Byrd had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for two years and served as a narcotics detector canine. He was the offspring of a prior Texas Department of Public Safety canine.

 

K9 KozmoK9 Kozmo
Mesquite Police Department- Texas

End of Watch: Monday, April 26, 2021

K9 Kozmo was killed while performing an apprehension of robbery suspects near the intersection of Bruton Road and I-635 at about 2:30 am.

Officers from several agencies had pursued the vehicle until it was immobilized by spike strips. One subject was arrested in the vehicle but the other two were able to flee into a nearby wooded area. K9 Kozmo was released for an apprehension but ran out of sight of his handler and failed to return.

The two suspects were apprehended approximately 45 minutes later and K9 Kozmo’s body was located at about 4:15 am.

 

K9 KozmoK9 Bulder
US Border Patrol- El Paso,Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 17, 2019

K9 Bulder was shot and killed while performing an apprehension during a warrant service in the 4500 block of Capricorn Drive in El Paso, Texas.

Agents with the United States Border Patrol’s Special Operations Group were assisting other federal agents with serving a federal arrest warrant and search warrant on a man who was wanted for illegal possession and manufacturing of firearms. The man failed to comply with instructions and K9 Bulder was released for an apprehension. The man opened fire with a handgun, killing K9 Bulder, before agents returned fire and killed him.

K9 Bulder had served with the United States Border Patrol for two years.

 

K9 ChuckyK9 Chucky
Bexar County Sheriff’s Office- Texas

End of Watch: Friday, January 25, 2019

K9 Chucky was shot and killed in the area of West Loop 1604 and Highway 151 while attempting an apprehension of a subject following a vehicle pursuit.

The pursuit had started in Karnes City and had traveled through Karnes County and Wilson County before entering Bexar County. K9 Chucky was deployed for an apprehension after the vehicle stopped. K9 Chucky was able to bite the subject before the man produced a handgun and fatally shot him.

Other deputies and troopers returned fire, wounding the man.

K9 Chucky had served with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office for four years and was trained in narcotics detection and patrol.

 
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K9 Able
US Department ATF, Dallas, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, January 5, 2019

K9 Able died of complications of being exposed to an unknown substance during an explosives detection training deployment in Dallas, Texas.

Following the exposure, he became ill and experienced renal failure. His condition worsened and he died as a result of complications 10 days later.

K9 Able had served with the ATF for five years and worked as an explosive detection canine.

 

K9 KastorK9 Kastor
Waco Police Department – Texas

End of Watch: Friday, October 5, 2018

K9 Kastor was shot and killed after inadvertently biting his handler on the inner thigh during a warrant service in the 2000 block of Seneca Avenue.

Kastor would not release his bite despite his handler’s commands and another officer attempting to pull the dog off of him. After all efforts to have Kastor release his bite he was shot in order to prevent additional injury to the handler.

Kaster had served with the Waco Police Department for 16 months.

 

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K9 Grunt
Refugio County Sheriff’s Office, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, September 1, 2018

K9 Grunt and K9 Nell were strangled to death by a suspect they were tracking while assisting the Aransas County Sheriff’s Office and other state and federal agencies.

Officers in Aransas County had been involved in a pursuit in which 16 illegal aliens bailed out of a vehicle and fled into the brush along Route 35 north of Holiday Beach, Texas. Members of the Aransas County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and United States Border Patrol were searching for the suspects and requested assistance from Refugio County’s tracking team.

Nell and Grunt, who were trained to track critically missing persons with dementia, were let off leash as deputies followed them on horseback. The non-aggressive dogs tracked one subject into some brush but did not come out. As deputies called for the man to surrender he taunted them in Spanish. Deputies entered the brush and took him into custody. The bodies of Nell and Grunt were found with their tracking collars twisted tightly around their necks.

Both dogs were a mix of black and tan coonhound, bluetick coonhound, and redtick coonhound.

 

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K9 Nell
Refugio County Sheriff’s Office, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, September 1, 2018

K9 Grunt and K9 Nell were strangled to death by a suspect they were tracking while assisting the Aransas County Sheriff’s Office and other state and federal agencies.

Officers in Aransas County had been involved in a pursuit in which 16 illegal aliens bailed out of a vehicle and fled into the brush along Route 35 north of Holiday Beach, Texas. Members of the Aransas County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and United States Border Patrol were searching for the suspects and requested assistance from Refugio County’s tracking team.

Nell and Grunt, who were trained to track critically missing persons with dementia, were let off leash as deputies followed them on horseback. The non-aggressive dogs tracked one subject into some brush but did not come out. As deputies called for the man to surrender he taunted them in Spanish. Deputies entered the brush and took him into custody. The bodies of Nell and Grunt were found with their tracking collars twisted tightly around their necks.

Both dogs were a mix of black and tan coonhound, bluetick coonhound, and redtick coonhound.

 

K9 RonyK9 Rony
Houston Police Department – Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

K9 Rony died after suffering a serious injury following a vehicle and foot pursuit of a subject who had been driving a stolen car at approximately 1:00 am.

The driver led officers on a vehicle pursuit, during which time he threw contraband from the window and intentionally rammed a patrol car. The driver bailed out of the vehicle in the 12700 block of River Trail and fled on foot. K9 Rony was released for an apprehension in a heavily wooded area. One of Rony’s legs became entangled in a wooden object and suffered a serious injury. He was rushed to a veterinary hospital where it was determined the most humane treatment would be to euthanize him.

The subject was taken into custody by other officers.

K9 Rony had served with the Houston Police Department for seven years and was credited with 250 apprehensions.

 
K9 MojoK9 Mojo
Arlington Police Department – Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

K9 Mojo died after suffering from heat exhaustion while tracking a shooting suspect who had fled on foot in the 7100 block of Chambers Creek Court after leading officers and detectives on a pursuit.

Detectives had attempted to serve a warrant on the subject when the juvenile fled. Mojo began to show signs of heat exhaustion approximately one hour into the search. His handler transported him to a local veterinary hospital where he died a short time later.

K9 Mojo had served with the Arlington Police Department for six years.

 
K9 LazerK9 Lazer
US Border Patrol – Falfurrias, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, June 20, 2016

K9 Lazer died as the result of heat exhaustion while attempting to locate a group of illegal aliens on a ranch near Falfurrias, Brooks County, Texas.

Lazer’s immediately transported him to a veterinary hospital when he started showing signs of heat exhaustion.

Lazer is credited with 93 apprehensions while serving with the United States Border Patrol.

 
K9 BrunoK9 Bruno
Amarillo Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, June 12, 2016

K9 Bruno died from an injury sustained during a training exercise with his handler.

His handler threw a training aid as an award and while Bruno was retrieving it he ran into a tree, which fractured a vertebrae in his neck.

Bruno had served with the Amarillo Police Department for two years.

 
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K9 Rex
San Juan Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, June 2, 2016

K9 Rex died after after his handler unintentionally left him in a patrol car in McAllen, Texas, at the end of their shift.

Rex’s handler discovered him unresponsive in the patrol car as outside temperatures were above 90 degrees.

 
K9 Ledger
K9 Ledger
La Salle County Sheriff’s Office, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, May 29, 2016

K9 Ledger died of heat exhaustion inside of his handler’s patrol car while it was parked outside of the La Salle County Courthouse.

His handler had left the vehicle running, in accordance with policy, while conducting business inside the courthouse. When he returned outside he noticed that the vehicle was no longer running and he found K9 ledger on the driver’s floor board with his head on the gas pedal. It was later determined that the vehicle had run out of gas, causing it to turn off. The vehicle had been driven approximately 100 miles since it had been filled up previously. The vehicle’s heat alarm system did not operate once the engine stopped running.

Ledger had served with the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office for one year.

 
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K9 Ogar
Smith Co. Constable Office, Precinct 5, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

K9 Ogar died was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension of a subject who was in a stolen automobile that was abandoned near the intersection of I-20 and FM 849, near Lindale.

Ogar was tracking one of three subjects in a wooded area when he was shot.

Two subjects were taken into custody.

 

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