K9 Amigo

K9 Amigo

Kingman Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Saturday, August 20, 2016

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K9 Amigo died from complications of heat exhaustion while participating in a search and rescue operation for two missing hikers near White Cliffs.

Amigo began showing signs of heat exhaustion while he and his handler were on the top of a mountain during the search. He was immediately brought down the mountain and then transported to a local veterinary clinic. He was then transported to an animal hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, to undergo advanced care. He began to show some signs of improvement but died from complications three days later.

The two hikers that Amigo were searching for were located with minor injuries.

Amigo had served with the Kingman Police Department for one year and was trained in narcotics detection and tracking.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 3
  • Tour 1 year

Incident Details

  • Cause Heat exhaustion
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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With saddened hearts. K9 Amigo has gone 10-42....... Thank you for your services you will be missed but not forgotten.

James Hallgrimson Blue Steel Security Officer

November 6, 2016

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