K9 Alko

K9 Alko

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, April 20, 2003

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K9 Alko died one day after being stabbed by a suspect he was attempting to apprehend in a wooded area near Edison Avenue.

Deputies had responded to a prowler call and encountered a subject who began to act irrational. He attacked one of the responding deputies before leading them on a short vehicle pursuit. He abandoned his car and jumped in a canal. K9 Alko was released and attempted to apprehend the man, but the subject punched him and stabbed him before being taken into custody.

The man was convicted of nine felony charges and sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Alko was taken to a local veterinary hospital where he died the following day.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 6
  • Tour 3 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 19, 2003
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to 45 years

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