K9 Rico

K9 Rico

Pima County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, July 20, 2004

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K9 Rico was struck and killed by a vehicle while pursuing a suspect across a highway.

Rico and his handler had been tracking a suspect on foot for several minutes when Rico gave a strong alert. Rico deployed and headed straight into bushes that obscured visibility. Moments later he was struck by a vehicle as he chased the suspect across the freeway.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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R.I.P. Rico, a brave and loyal K9.

Yvonne Billett
Just someone who appreciates and respects what you do. God bless you.

January 29, 2015

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