K9 Smokey

K9 Smokey

Nowata Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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K9 Smokey was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer after an intoxicated woman let him out of his handler's patrol car on U.S. 169, just north of the Nowata Municipal Airport service road.

Smokey's handler encountered an intoxicated woman walking in the roadway. The woman approached his patrol car as he stopped to talk to her and opened the back door, allowing Smokey to jump out onto the roadway. Smokey was struck by the oncoming truck as his handler called him to return to the vehicle.

The woman was arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

K9 Smokey had served with the Nowata Police Department for one year.


  • Breed Labrador Retriever
  • Gender Male
  • Age 3
  • Tour 1 year

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Offender Arrested


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Drunks kill in many ways. So sad to know you thought you had been let out to help and protect your handler as you were trained to do. May you rest in peace as the hero you are and may all your dreams be of balls, treats and love.

Holly Rockwell-Celerier

December 4, 2018

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