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K9 Drago | Forest Preserves of Cook County Department of Law Enforcement, Illinois Forest Preserves of Cook County Department of Law Enforcement, Illinois

K9 Drago

Forest Preserves of Cook County Department of Law Enforcement, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Breed: Belgian Malinois

Age: Not available

Gender: M

Tour: 3 years

Cause: Heat exhaustion

Incident Date: 6/14/2017

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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K9 Drago died when the air conditioner in his handler's vehicle failed.

His handler had gone to the Oak Forest Police Department to process an offender who had just been arrested. While the handler was inside the air conditioner failed and began blowing hot air. Rescue personnel rendered aid to Drago but were unable to save him.

Drago had served with the Forest Preserves of Cook County Department of Law Enforcement for three years.

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Our thoughts are with the men and women who have grown close to and worked with this special member of your agency.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service
September 12, 2017

 

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