K9 Reed

K9 Reed

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, August 1, 2011

Reed

K9 Reed and his handler, Trooper Fred Guthrie, drowned after being swept into flood waters in the area of Routes 118 and 111 in Holt County. Trooper Guthrie was on river flood patrol duty when another patrol unit discovered his patrol truck idling on the road at about 3:00 pm, with his patrol boat still on its trailer.

A massive search was initiated but neither Trooper Guthrie nor K9 Reed could be located. The search was officially changed to a recovery effort later that evening. K9 Reed's body was recovered the following evening. Trooper Guthrie's body was recovered on January 12, 2012, near the area where K9 Reed's body was recovered.

K9 Reed had served with the Missouri Sate Police for five years. Trooper Guthrie had served with the Missouri State Water Patrol for 17 years until the agency was merged into the Missouri State Highway Patrol in January 2011. He was assigned to the Highway Patrol's Water Division when the incident occurred.

Bio

  • Breed Not available
  • Gender Not available
  • Age Not available
  • Tour 5 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Together in life, together in death. Natrual instincts would tell you to run to safety, love told you to stay by your partner.

May God Bless you both and may He let you and Trooper Guthrie patrol the calm waters of Heaven always.

God Speed Hero....

grateful citizen

January 11, 2013

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