K9 Freckles

K9 Freckles

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, May 10, 2017


K9 Freckles died after suffering heat exhaustion while tracking a wanted fugitive as part of a multi-day manhunt in the Laurel Hill area of Okaloosa County.

The suspect had lead officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission on a pursuit before abandoning the stolen truck he was driving and fleeing on foot. A handgun was found in the truck following the pursuit. It is believed the man then committed several burglaries and vehicle larcenies in the area over several days.

Freckles had served with the Florida Department of Corrections for 11 years at the Okaloosa Correctional Institution.


  • Breed Beagle
  • Gender Female
  • Age 11
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heat exhaustion

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Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 12, 2017

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