K9 Scout

K9 Scout

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Thursday, January 18, 2018

Scout

K9 Scout died after a ball accidentally became lodged in his mouth, blocking his airway.

Scout was participating in an advanced training canine training exercise with other county and state police canines at a building in the 700 block of Starbuck Street in Watertown. Scout was given his ball as a reward during the training, but it became lodged in his mouth. The handlers immediately began giving aid to Scout and took him a veterinary hospital where he later died.

Scout had served with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for 3-1/2 years and was trained in explosives detection, handler protection, and tracking.

Bio

  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 6
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Asphyxiation

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Contact

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Sheriff Colleen M. O'Neill
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
753 Waterman Drive
Watertown, NY 13601

Phone: (315) 786-2660

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Rest In Peace Scout, Thank you for your service.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

January 22, 2018

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