Bio & Incident Details
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Tour: Not available
Incident Date: 3/12/2015
Weapon: Not available
Suspect: Not available
K9 Fritzie drowned as the result of a crash in which the patrol car she was riding in left the roadway and submerged in Sleepy Creek Channel at approximately 10:00 pm.
Fritzie's handler was returning to Berkeley Springs after assisting the Morgan County Sheriff's Office serve a felony warrant. The patrol car struck a patch of gravel in the travel lane, left the roadway, and entered the channel. Her handler was able to escape the cruiser before it became totally submerged in the water.
Despite repeated efforts by her handler and other responding personnel, K9 Fritzie drowned.
Fritzie had served with the Town of Bath Police Department for one year.