K9 Mattie

K9 Mattie

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Monday, March 25, 2013

Mattie

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.

Bio

  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Not available
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Mattie,
On today, the 4th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

March 25, 2017

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