K9 Leo

K9 Leo

Wake Forest Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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K9 Leo died from the effects of heat exhaustion following a training exercise.

He was rushed to a local veterinarian when he showed symptoms of heat exhaustion. He was released for observation but was taken back to the vet when his condition worsened. He passed away the following day.

K9 Leo had served with the Wake Forest Police Department for three years.


  • Breed Labrador Retriever
  • Gender Male
  • Age 3
  • Tour 2 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Heatstroke
  • Incident Date Tuesday, June 30, 2020

k9 track, training

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Words can't describe the pain of losing a partner, my deepest sympathy for K9 Leo and his family.

MDep. James Service
HCSO - K9 section

August 9, 2021

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