K9 Django

K9 Django

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, June 1, 2020

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Django

K9 Django died after suffering heatstroke during the search for a group of illegal aliens that had been sighted several hours earlier near Otay Mountain in San Diego County, California.

The track was initially deemed unsuccessful and K9 Django was resting in a shaded area while a helicopter assisting with the search did a flyover. The rotor blades kicked up the scent of the subjects who were in a boulder cave approximately 150 yards down the steep mountainside. K9 Django picked up the scene and immediately rose from his resting spot and down the mountainside, where the subjects were apprehended.

During the hike back to the vehicle, K9 Django started showing signs of heatstroke and died a short time later.

K9 Django had served with the United States Border Patrol for three years.

Bio

  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 5
  • Tour 3 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Heatstroke
  • Offender Apprehended

illegal alien, k9 track

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