K9 Jos

K9 Jos

University of Arizona Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Sunday, July 7, 1996

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K9 Jos had to be euthanized as the result of inhaling fumes used to make meth.

Jos and his handler had been requested to assist another agency search a home as part of a narcotics search warrant. During the search, Jos alerted to a cabinet underneath a sink. When his handler opened the cabinet door Jos continued to sniff inside the cabinet. His handler observed what he believed to be chemicals used for making meth and immediately closed the cabinet, but Jos had already inhaled the dangerous fumes.

Jos began to suffered respirator distress and had to be euthanized as a result.

K9 Jos had served with the University of Arizona Police Department for five years.


  • Breed Unknown Breed
  • Gender Not available
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins
  • Incident Date Not available

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