K9 Atlas

K9 Atlas

Scotts Valley Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, August 21, 2020

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Atlas

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.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness

fire

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K9 Atlas,

Thank you for your service to our country. My deepest condolences to your partner.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

November 24, 2020

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