K9 Nyx

K9 Nyx

Mills Police Department, Wyoming

End of Watch Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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K9 Nyx died after being left in his handler's car outside of the Mills Police Department for six hours.

His handler had returned to the police station following a call at approximately 6:00 am and Nyx remained in the vehicle, which had it's engine running. However, the air conditioner had not been turned on. Nyx was discovered in the vehicle approximately six hours later, with temperatures reaching 86 degrees.

K9 Nyx had served with the Mills Police Department as a drug detection canine for eight years.


  • Breed Labrador Retriever
  • Gender Male
  • Age 10
  • Tour 8 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Heatstroke

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What a sad and tragic story this is. With all of the stories on the news about kids being left in hot cars, the same care should be given to leaving pets in hot cars. While I am sure this was not done on purpose and the handler is heartbroken, I hope that lessons are learned from this tragic accident. Run free and play, Nyx, because your job on earth is done and was done well. Thank you for your service. God Bless and Godspeed sweet Nyx.

Lisa B.

October 6, 2014

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