K9 Able

K9 Able

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, January 5, 2019

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K9 Able died of complications of being exposed to an unknown substance during an explosives detection training deployment in Dallas, Texas.

Following the exposure, he became ill and experienced renal failure. His condition worsened and he died as a result of complications 10 days later.

K9 Able had served with the ATF for five years and worked as an explosive detection canine.


  • Breed Labrador Retriever
  • Gender Male
  • Age 6
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 26, 2018


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Thank you so much for your service and all of your help to keep everyone safe. Your bravery and the risks that you took really mean a lot! Sending you my best wishes, rest in peace.

Angela Z

March 16, 2021

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