K9 Smokey

K9 Smokey

Nowata Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Smokey

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.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Offender Arrested

DIP

Contact

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police Mike McElhaney
Nowata Police Department
114 S Maple Street
Nowata, OK 74048

Phone: (918) 273-3538

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Thank you for your service and your Ultimate Sacrifice in the line of Duty doing what you love to do.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

September 17, 2018

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