K9 Argos

K9 Argos

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

End of Watch Friday, June 5, 1987

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K9 Argos was shot and killed by an armed felon who had barricaded himself inside of a home.

K9 Argos and his handler were setup on the perimeter when the man emerged firing a rifle and handgun. K9 Argos was shot as he attempted an apprehension.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 3
  • Tour 1 year

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle

barricade, k9 apprehension

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RIP K9 Argos, you were a hero being the first Oregon K9 lost to gunfire. Your selfless actions that day most assuredly saved your handlers life.

Darin F Campbell
Working Dogs Oregon

January 9, 2021

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