K9 Billy

K9 Billy

Highlands County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, June 16, 2016

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K9 Billy died after suffering from heat exhaustion while conducting a training exercise in Seven Lakes State Park.

His handler immediately started CPR but was unable to revive him after he collapsed.

K9 Billy had served with the Highlands County Sheriff's Office for five years. He had 144 successful tracks, catching 43 felony suspects and 30 misdemeanor suspects while also finding 22 missing children and 16 missing adults.


  • Breed Bloodhound
  • Gender Male
  • Age 6
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heatstroke


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K-9 Billy ... although I never got the chance to see you in action at only age 6 you did so much good and I’m sure you are missed deeply.. your in Heaven now in peace... thank you for all you did in your short tour with the highlands county sheriffs office.

Andrea Holmes

February 1, 2021

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