K9 Barney

K9 Barney

Tacoma Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, March 25, 2015


K9 Barney died after inadvertently ingesting methamphetamine conducting a narcotics search as part of a search warrant at a storage unit in Puyallup.

Barney located unwrapped, powdered methamphetamine and ingested it after putting his nose on the substance. He was rushed to an emergency vet hospital where he remained until passing away the following night.

Three subjects were arrested and charged in connection with the narcotics trafficking case, which resulted in a seizure of 44 pounds of methamphetamine from the storage unit.

K9 Barney had served with the Tacoma Police Department for nine years.


  • Breed Labrador Retriever
  • Gender Male
  • Age 11
  • Tour 9 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Poisoned
  • Incident Date Tuesday, March 24, 2015
  • Offender Arrested

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Thank you for your dedication and service, K-9 Barney. Your a true Hero and will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers got out to all who knew and love Barney. You will be missed!

Daughter of Police Officer

October 9, 2015

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