K9 Joker

K9 Joker

Indian River County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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K9 Joker died when he accidentally choked on a training aid that became lodged in his throat.

He was rushed to Live Oak Animal Hospital in Vero Beach but he was not able to be resuscitated.

K9 Joker had served with the Indian River County Sheriff's Office for three months.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 1
  • Tour 3 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Training accident



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K9 Joker, thank you for your service and sacrifice. We are grateful for the time God put you on earth to spend with your handler and department. May your legacy live on.

Brian & Betsy Zielinski
Michigan War Dog Memorial K9 Salute Team Members

May 7, 2021

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