K9 Ajax

K9 Ajax

Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, September 19, 1996

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Ajax

K9 Ajax was drowned while attempting an apprehension of a burglary suspect behind 4447 West 192nd Street in Kissimmee, Florida.

He had been performing a track when his lead became tangled in thick brush. As his handler attempted to free the lead Ajax alerted on the suspect and broke free of the lead. He pursued the subjects further into the woods and failed to return to his handler.

Both subjects were arrested, one of whom had dog puncture marks on his arm.

Ajax's body was located in the canal following a six-hour search.

K9 Ajax had served with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office for four years.

Bio

  • Breed Not available
  • Gender Male
  • Age 6
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Weapon Person

burglary

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My husband being a long time member of OCSD for years knew, as I, Ajax’s handler, Deputy Breen. Matt was, as we expected, very devastated. That was his partner, friend and while at home a family member. It was painful when Ajax was found in the water because there was hope he was still alive. It was one of the most deeply touching funerals I’ve been to. Many handlers and their K-9’s attended to honor Ajax and support Deputy Breen.

Debra Taylor

December 27, 2018

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