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K9 Mattie | California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

K9 Mattie

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch: Monday, March 25, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Breed: Belgian Malinois

Age: Not available

Gender: Not available

Tour: Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 3/25/2013

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Sergeant Gilbert Cortez and K9 Mattie were killed in an automobile accident Route 79, near San Felipe Road, in San Diego County.

Sergeant Cortez was part of a convoy of state corrections K9 officers who were en route to inspect the La Cima Fire Camp in a rural part of the county. His marked vehicle veered off the roadway and overturned, killing K9 Mattie. Sergeant Cotez was transported to a local fire station but died before a helicopter could reach him.

K9 Mattie had served with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 1-1/2 years.

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Sergeant Gilbert Cortez
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California
End of Watch: Monday, March 25, 2013
Cause: Automobile accident

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