K9 Baston

K9 Baston

Savannah State University Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, July 10, 2015

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K9 Baston died of heat exhaustion when he was accidentally left in his handler's patrol car for several hours.

His handler realized that Baston was still in the vehicle after approximately three hours in outside temperatures reaching above 95 degrees.

Baston had served with the Savannah State University Police Department for five years.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 7
  • Tour 5 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Heatstroke

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Baston, you served well and were loved deeply. Thank you for being an example of dedication, loyalty and pride in the profession. We all should hope to be even half as worthy of respect as you were--and always will be.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

March 17, 2017

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