K9 Philos

K9 Philos

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, October 16, 2009

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K9 Philos died after the patrol car he was riding in was struck by a drunk driver at the intersection of Government Street and St. Charles Street at approximately 1:30 am.

The drunk driver was traveling in the wrong direction on a one-way road when he broadsided the patrol car, causing it to roll over. K9 Philos was taken to a veterinary hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His handler was hospitalized for six days.

The driver was subsequently convicted of charges related to the accident and sentenced to four years or probation.

K9 Philos had served with the Baton Rouge Police Department for six years.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 8
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to probation

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