K9 Mako

K9 Mako

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, February 19, 2015

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K9 Mako died of injuries sustained three months earlier when he was attacked by another dog while helping members of the agency's Vice/Narcotics Division serve a warrant near Shelby, North Carolina.

As Mako and his handler searched the outside of the home, a dog that lived on the property attacked him. Mako was immediately taken to an emergency animal hospital and underwent surgery. He never fully recovered and died on February 19th, 2015, as a result of the injuries.

K9 Mako had served with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office for seven years.


  • Breed Unknown Breed
  • Gender Male
  • Age 9
  • Tour 7 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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My thoughts are with Mako and his handler for their loss. I am sorry this tragic event fell on Mako. He deserved better. May his spirit guard you and be with you in this life and the next.

Kayla Hurt

August 18, 2015

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