K9 Tyson

K9 Tyson

Fountain County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, June 27, 2016

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K9 Tyson passed away as the result of heat exhaustion he suffered while tracking three subjects wanted for robbing a pharmacy in Danville, Illinois, the previous day. The suspects fled to a wooded area south of Covington, Indiana, where Tyson began tracking them.

Tyson was taken to a local veteranary clinic after showing signs of heat exhaustion. He was initially thought to be improving but his condition suddenly became worse and he passed away on June 27th, 2016.

The subjects that Tyson was tracking were apprehended during the search.

Tyson had served with the Fountain County Sheriff's Office for four years.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 5
  • Tour 4 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Heatstroke
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 26, 2016
  • Offender In custody

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RIP Little One ... Cainine Hero of Valor , with Honor.
Thank you Tyson for not only Your Brave Unselfish Service , but Your Loyal Friendship toward your Fellow Officer.
Gone from Our Sides ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan, PSY. & LE, GRAD.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, Sisseton, SD

December 29, 2016

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