K9 Blue

K9 Blue

Niceville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, August 7, 2022

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K9 Blue died from injuries sustained when his handler was involved in a vehicle crash at Highway 85, south of State Road 123, at 5:55 pm.

K9 Blue and his handler were traveling south in their police pickup truck when a van switched lanes and crashed into the rear of their truck. The truck overturned and came to a stop on the south shoulder of the highway. The officer suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the van was treated for minor injuries. K9 Blue succumbed to his injuries and was escorted to the Bluewater Bay Animal Hospital by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

K9 Blue had served with the Niceville Police Department for five years.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 7
  • Tour 5 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving, vehicle crash

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Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 31, 2022

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