K9 Koa

K9 Koa

Lander Police Department, Wyoming

End of Watch Friday, October 16, 2015

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K9 Koa died from injuries sustained five days earlier while conducting a training exercise.

Koa inadvertently ran into the path of a moving vehicle during the training and suffered several injuries. She was taken to a veterinary hospital in Colorado where she was put down after her condition worsened and it was determined she could not recover.

K9 Koa was an explosives detention canine who was owned by the Wyoming Department of Homeland Security and provided to the Lander Police Department.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Female
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 11, 2015

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My new member of the family, and abandoned 7 week old German lab will be named in your memory. Koa along with her sister who is named after fallen K9 fallen Kai.

Deputy // Correctional Deputy
Riverside County Sheriff Dept.

December 24, 2015

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