K9 Tuco

K9 Tuco

Stephens County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, May 20, 2018


K9 Tuco drowned after his handler's patrol car crashed into a flooded ravine on Highway 29 while responding to a water rescue at approximately 4:00 am.

The patrol car hydroplaned and rolled over into the water. Another deputy following behind the patrol car was able to rescue Tuco's handler from the vehicle, which was submerged under water. The two deputies both tried to rescue Tuco but were unable to remove him from the vehicle.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

emergency response

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Rest in peace, Tuco. Thank you for your dedicated service. I will keep your fellow officers in my thoughts knowing their loss and sorrow is great.

Sergeant Louise Schaefer, Milwaukee Police Department, WI

June 19, 2018

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