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K-9 Tyson

Fountain County Sheriff’s Department
Monday, June 27, 2016

Handler:
Deputy Sheriff Andrew Krout

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Heat exhaustion
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, June 26, 2016
02:45 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
1 day
Incident Location:
Interstate 74 east of the Wabash River near Convington
Incident County:
Fountain
Incident Township:
Troy
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
No charges filed

K-9 Tyson died as the result of heat exhaustion he suffered while tracking subjects the previous day who were wanted for armed robbery of a pharmacy in Danville, Illinois.

The vehicle the suspects were traveling in was stopped on Interstate 74 east of the Wabash River near Covington when the subjects fled south on foot. K-9 Tyson showed signs of heat exhaustion due to the high temperatures and humidity.

He was taken to a local veterinary clinic for observation where he passed away the following day.

All three male suspects that K-9 Tyson was tracking were apprehended two hours later and extradited to Illinois.

K-9 Tyson, 5-year-old male Belgian Malinois, had served with the Fountain County Sheriff’s Department for 4½ years.

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