K9 Ciro

K9 Ciro

Humphreys County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, March 3, 2022

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K9 Ciro died after his handler's patrol car experienced an electrical failure that resulted in a fire igniting in the dashboard.

The patrol car was parked at the Humphreys County Courthouse while K9 Ciro's handler was attending court. A citizen alerted nearby deputies, who suffered second-degree burns while attempting to rescue K9 Ciro.

K9 Ciro had served with the Humphreys County Sheriff's Office for four years and was certified as a patrol and narcotics canine.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 5
  • Tour 4 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Fire

mechanical failure


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Rest in Peace K9 Ciro. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

May 3, 2022

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