K9 Atlas

K9 Atlas

Scotts Valley Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, August 21, 2020

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K9 Atlas died from complications of smoke inhalation during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire.

Atlas and his handler had to be evacuated from the area on two occasions and were exposed to smoke and poor air quality. Atlas was rushed to an emergency vet after showing signs of distress, however, he was not able to recover.

K9 Atlas had served with the Scotts Valley Police Department for six years.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 6
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness



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Thank you for all you have done to protect and serve your community and your human partner. It is truly obvious that you was a hero to your human partner. I see the thin blue line flag on your car door with your name. I think you were also a good sport and very patient by wearing whatever that stocking was on your head.
I know that you will be truly missed, but never ever forgotten.

Rest in Peace Atlas.

Human partner,
Thank you for your service and sacrifices, and I am deeply sadden about your tremendous lose.
Stay safe my brother.

Cpl. Jesse Cook (Retired)
Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Law Enforcement Division
"Law Enforcement Off the Pavement"

October 28, 2020

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