K9 Thor

K9 Thor

Vicksburg Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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K9 Thor died of heat exhaustion after the patrol car's engine failed outside of the Vicksburg Police Department.

Thor remained in the vehicle as his handler went into the police station for less than 30 minutes. The patrol car's engine was left with the air conditioning running, but the engine shut off unexpectedly. Thor's handler rushed him to a veterinarian when he discovered him in distress, but they were unable to revive him.

K9 Thor had served with the Vicksburg Police Department for seven years and was credited with more than 60 felony apprehensions.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 8
  • Tour 7 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Heat exhaustion

mechanical failure


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Rest in peace boy. Thank you for your service. Have fun at the rainbow bridge and wait for your partner.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

September 17, 2019

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