K9 Lobo

K9 Lobo

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, May 30, 1963

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K9 Lobo died moments after ingesting a hot dog laced with poison while on duty near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Lemington Avenue.

K9 Lobo and his partner were on patrol in the City's Lincoln–Lemington–Belmar neighborhood when he discovered a bundle wrapped with pink tissue paper on the sidewalk. As K9 Lobo investigated the bundle he discovered a hot dog and ingested it. K9 Lobo's legs became stiff, and he died less than five minutes after eating the hot dog.

During the investigation, it was determined that the hot dog had been hallowed-out in the middle and filled with poison. There had been over 30 deaths of dogs in the area with the same method in a year. It is unknown if any arrests were ever made.

K9 Lobo served with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for two years.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 5
  • Tour 2 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Weapon Poison
  • Offender Unsolved


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RIP K9 lobo. While it is unknown if your killer received justice, it is quite clear that you served the city of Pittsburgh well. Every hero deserves a reflection.

John McCorkindale

September 15, 2023

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