K9 Drago

K9 Drago

Forest Preserves of Cook County Department of Law Enforcement, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, June 14, 2017


K9 Drago died when the air conditioner in his handler's vehicle failed.

His handler had gone to the Oak Forest Police Department to process an offender who had just been arrested. While the handler was inside the air conditioner failed and began blowing hot air. Rescue personnel rendered aid to Drago but were unable to save him.

Drago had served with the Forest Preserves of Cook County Department of Law Enforcement for three years.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Heat exhaustion

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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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