K9 Eli

K9 Eli

Gwinnett County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, May 23, 2019

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K9 Eli died after suffering heat exhaustion while tracking a fleeing suspect in the area of North Crestview Drive SW and Grayson Parkway at approximately 3:00 pm

Gwinnett County officers were assisting Snellville officers with a vehicle pursuit. K9 Eli was deployed to track the suspect when the suspect fled from the vehicle on foot. K9 Eli was rushed to a local emergency veterinarian when he started to show signs of distress 30 minutes into the track. His condition deteriorated at the vet and he passed away.

K9 Eli had served with the Gwinnett County Police Department for eight years.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 9
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heat exhaustion

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Eli was as good as they come. "He may have been small, but he didn't know it" He served this county and department well. We will forever miss him. Rest easy Eli. Tell Cody I miss him too.

Sergeant John Bailey
Gwinnett County Police

August 2, 2019

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