K9 Byrd

K9 Byrd

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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K9 Byrd died of heatstroke when the cooling system in his handler's vehicle failed in Alice, Texas.

During his service, K9 Byrd conducted over 131 searches, located over 54 pounds of marijuana, over 54 kilograms of cocaine, 39 grams of heroin, 494 grams of methamphetamine, and $142,000 in currency.

K9 Byrd had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for two years and served as a narcotics detector canine. He was the offspring of a prior Texas Department of Public Safety canine.


  • Breed Labrador Retriever
  • Gender Male
  • Age 6
  • Tour 2 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Heatstroke

mechanical failure

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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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