K9 Doby

K9 Doby

Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, February 22, 2019

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K9 Doby died after suffering a medical emergency while on an active track of two robbery suspects in the 2000 block of Arlington Drive in the Mount Vernon area.

He and his handler had tracked the suspects several buildings away and were attempting to reacquire their scent when K9 Doby suddenly collapsed. His handler immediately initiated CPR before transporting him to an emergency veterinary clinic. K9 Doby was not able to be revived.

K9 Doby had served with the Fairfax County Police Department for 11 months and was certified in patrol and narcotics detection.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois-German Shepherd mix
  • Gender Male
  • Age 2
  • Tour 11 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness

k9 track, robbery

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