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K9 Fritzie | Bath Police Department, West Virginia Bath Police Department, West Virginia

K9 Fritzie

Bath Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Breed: Belgian Malinois

Age: 1

Gender: F

Tour: Not available

Cause: Drowned

Incident Date: 3/12/2015

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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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.

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As someone who lives near water, this is just so heart breaking. I cannot imagine the distress and struggle you went through trying to save Fritzie. My heart goes out to you. May Fritzie guard you in this life and the next.

Kayla Hurt
August 18, 2015

 

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