K9 Jos

K9 Jos

University of Arizona Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Sunday, July 7, 1996

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K9 Jos was humanely euthanized after inhaling fumes used to make meth.

Jos and his handler had been requested to assist another agency search a house 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 suffer respiratory distress and had to be humanely euthanized as a result.

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


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins
  • Incident Date Not available

narcotics, search warrant

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