K9 L.E.

K9 L.E.

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, May 10, 2009


Explosives Detection K9 L.E. was killed when she was attacked by an alligator while conducting her daily training search in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The alligator pulled K9 L.E. underwater and she never resurfaced.

Her submerged body was recovered following a five hour search.

K9 L.E. had served with the ATF for two years.


  • Breed Labrador Retriever
  • Gender Female
  • Age 3
  • Tour 2 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related

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