K9 Duke

K9 Duke

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, August 30, 2021

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K9 Duke died after suffering heatstroke while tracking a hit-and-run suspect in Shenandoah County, Virginia, at about 11:30 am.

K9 Duke had been requested to assist in the search for a subject who fled on foot after being involved in a crash on I-81 near mile marker 287. K9 Duke began to show signs of heat exhaustion during the track and was immediately taken to a local veterinary clinic where he later died later that night.

K9 Duke had served with the Virginia State Police for five years and was assigned to the Culpeper Division Area 12 Office.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Heatstroke

k9 track, hit and run

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Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a final resting place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

November 12, 2021

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