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.

Bio

  • 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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I am sorry for the family who had to lose such a good dog, I send my condolences to the family and owner of this K9. Dogs are great companions and they can be best friends at times and to have to lose a K9 like this a tragedy and we all wish we could have our K9 buddy back with us.

Law Enforcement Student
Banning High School

April 16, 2019

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