June 19, 2013 in SConFire.com Incidents
K 9 LODD Hanahan Police Berkeley County SC
A K-9 with the Hanahan Police Department died after a training session on Tuesday night.
According to Lieutenant Michael Fowler, a 6-year-old K-9 named Shadow passed away just after completing “bite training.”
Fowler said Shadow was in the police cruiser when he died. A necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.
Shadow began serving the department in 2008.
During his time of service, Fowler said Shadow located a countless amount of narcotics and made multiple non-bite K-9 apprehensions. His services were also utilized by other surrounding agencies on multiple occasions.
Shadow was a valued member of this department with several accomplishments to include obtaining the most difficult of available certifications through the National Police Work Dog Association as a “Utility” dog meaning he was certified in drug detection work in vehicles, buildings and luggage, agility, suspect detection and apprehension in vehicles, buildings, and area searches, suspect tracking over multiple types of terrain with cross-tracks and obedience to name a few, Fowler said.
Corporal Lanphere led Shadow through his years of training.