K9 Sani

K9 Sani

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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K9 Sani died as the result of heat exhaustion while he and his handler tracked a group of drug mules west of Tucson, Arizona.

After tracking the group for approximately an hour K9 Sani began showing signs of distress. His handler abandoned the track and transported Sani to a veterinary hospital in Tucson. Sani underwent treatment for two days but was unable to recover.

Another canine team located the narcotics that K9 Sani had been tracking, but the traffickers were not apprehended.

K9 Sani had served with the United States Border Patrol for three years.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 4
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heatstroke
  • Incident Date Monday, July 15, 2013

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You gave it your all, buddy. Those heavenly jackrabbits don't stand a chance.
To Brenda and SANI's family: Your loss is shared by many you don't know. God bless.

BPA K9 Handler & K9 ARNY
Arizona/New Mexico

February 4, 2015

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