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K9 Kyro | Houston County Sheriff's Office, Georgia
Houston County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

K9

Kyro

Houston County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Biographical Info

Age: 4
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)
Date of Incident: April 25, 2017
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Not available

K9 Kyro was shot after he mistook his handler for a suspect while performing a track in a heavily wooded area while assisting the Dooly County Sheriff's Office.

Kyro bit his handler's calf and failed to release, causing severe damage to his handler's leg. His handler was forced to shoot Kyro in order to prevent further injury.

K9 Kyro had served with the Houston County Sheriff's Office for three years.