K9 Chris

K9 Chris

Yancey County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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K9 Chris was shot and killed inside the kennel at his handler's home in the Bald Mountain area of Yancey County.

K9 Chris had been placed in his kennel at approximately 8:30 pm and its body was discovered at approximately 5:00 am. Investigators believe that Chris was known to be a sheriff's canine when shot.

K9 Chris had served with the Yancey County Sheriff's Office for seven years.


  • Breed Dutch Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 8
  • Tour 7 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type

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I only got to meet Chris a couple times, but he was an amazing k9 officer and worked phenomenally with his handler, we miss you k9 Chris.

Telecommunicator Brandon Young Yancey County Sheriff's Office

August 7, 2020

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