K9 Coba

K9 Coba

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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K9 Coba was shot and killed while officers attempted to arrest a fugitive on Gravel Road in Prosperity.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents and Newberry County Sheriff's Office deputies were serving a felony fugitive warrant at the home of a relative of the wanted man. After finding the suspect hiding in the home, the man pulled out a gun and fired at officers and K9 Coba, striking K9 Coba. Officers returned fire.

K9 Coba was transported to an emergency veterinarian clinic, where he succumbed to his wounds. Several deputies were treated for minor injuries.

The suspect was apprehended and taken to an area hospital.

K9 Coba had served with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division for three years, serving on the SWAT and K9 Tracking teams.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois-German Shepherd mix
  • Gender Male
  • Age 4
  • Tour 3 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender In custody

warrant, arrest attempt


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RIP K9 Coba. Thank you for your service to the citizens of South Carolina

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

June 24, 2024

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