New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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K9 EJ died of heat exhaustion while working a cadaver detail in Bear Mountain State Park.

He began showing signs of distress and was transported to a local veterinary hospital where he passed away three hours later.

K9 EJ had served with the New York State Police for five years and was named after fallen Trooper Edward J. Sweeney who was killed in the line of duty on May 17th, 1930.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 6
  • Tour 5 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Heatstroke

cadaver search

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I appreciate the services of K9 ej, and my condolences to his handler.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

January 31, 2020

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