Va. police mourn unexpected death of K-9

The K-9 collapsed and stopped breathing while responding to an armed robbery


By PoliceOne Staff

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — A Virginia police department is mourning the unexpected death of one of their K-9s.

Fairfax County Police Department K-9, Doby, was assisting in an armed robbery call when he collapsed and stopped breathing, local news station FOX 5 DC reports.

K-9 Doby was assisting in an armed robbery call when he collapsed and stopped breathing. (Photo/ODMP.org)
K-9 Doby was assisting in an armed robbery call when he collapsed and stopped breathing. (Photo/ODMP.org)

After Doby’s handler administered CPR, the K-9 was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A necropsy will be conducted to determine Doby’s cause of death.

Doby was a member of the department since March 2018 and actively working cases since August.

 

We’re devastated to share the news of the passing of K-9 Doby of our Special Operations Division. While K-9 Doby and...

Posted by Fairfax County Police Department on Friday, February 22, 2019

 

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