K9 Hooch

K9 Hooch

Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, October 10, 2019

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K9 Hooch was struck and killed by a hit-and-run tractor-trailer on I-20 in St. Clair County while tracking an escapee from the St. Clair County Jail.

K9 Hooch and his handler responded to the area after the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office requested assistance from the Alabama Department of Corrections tracking team. Hooch tracked the subject to I-20 and his handler requested that deputies stop traffic on the interstate so they could cross and continue the track.

A vehicle slowed down but a tractor-trailer behind it could not stop and swerved around it. The semi struck K9 Hooch, killing him, and failed to stop. Deputies were not in a position to stop the vehicle.

K9 Hooch had served with the Alabama Department of Corrections for seven years.


  • Breed Beagle
  • Gender Male
  • Age 7
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Not all heroes have two legs some have four legs, a tail, and a heart of gold. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace K9 Hooch.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer T. Fettig eow 2/16/04

October 17, 2019

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