QUALIFYING CAUSES OF DEATH
Felonious Causes: Any law enforcement canine who is killed in a felonious way as a result of a line of duty incident.
Accidental Causes: Any law enforcement canine who dies in an accidental way as a result of a line of duty incident. Accidental causes includes deaths related to exposure to chemicals or other toxins while on duty.
Heat Exhaustion: Any law enforcement canine who dies of natural causes related to heat exhaustion while tracking, training, or if left in a department-owned vehicle.
DISQUALIFYING CAUSES OF DEATH
Any law enforcement canine whose death meets one of the following conditions shall be ineligible to be included on ODMP K9:
- Other medical conditions
- Accidental deaths while off duty
- Heat stroke due to being left in a POV