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K9 Kyro | Houston County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Houston County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

K9 Kyro

Houston County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Breed: Belgian Malinois

Age: 4

Gender: M

Tour: 3 years

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 4/25/2017

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Not available

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K9 Kyro was shot after he mistook his handler for a suspect while performing a track in a heavily wooded area while assisting the Dooly County Sheriff's Office.

Kyro bit his handler's calf and failed to release, causing severe damage to his handler's leg. His handler was forced to shoot Kyro in order to prevent further injury.

K9 Kyro had served with the Houston County Sheriff's Office for three years.

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Our thoughts are with the men and women who have grown close to and worked with this special member of your agency.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service
September 12, 2017


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