Tragedy Strikes – Two Police Dogs Die in K-9 Officer’s SUV

Tragedy Strikes – Two Police Dogs Die in K-9 Officer’s SUV

Officer Nelson Enriquez with Jimmy (left) and with Hector. (Photos courtesy of the Hialeah Police Department)

Officer Nelson Enriquez with Jimmy (left) and with Hector. (Photos courtesy of the Hialeah Police Department)

Davie, FL, May 28, 2015 – Davie and Hialeah police are investigating the deaths of two police K-9’s at the Davie home of a Hialeah K-9 officer. The incident unfolded Wednesday evening, just before 7 PM, when Hialeah K-9 officer Nelson Enriquez left his Davie home and discovered the two dogs in the back of his police SUV.

At a news conference late this morning, Hialeah Police Sgt. Carl Zogby, the K-9s – Jimmy, 7, a Bloodhound from the Jimmy Ryce Foundation, and Hector, 4, a Belgian Malinois, were assigned to Officer Enriquez. Zogby added, that Enriquez has been with the Hialeah Police Dept for 13 years and a K-9 officer for the past 7 years.

In his statement to the media, Zogby said, “The Hialeah Police Department is extremely saddened by this unfortunate occurrence and every effort will be made to determine the cause of this terrible tragedy which claimed the lives of two very beloved members of our Hialeah Police family,”

Enriquez has been relieved of duty while the Davie Police and the Broward State’s Attorney conduct an investigation. The Hialeah police are also conducting their own investigation.
Don Ryce, Executive Director of the Jimmy Ryce Center for Victims of Predatory Abduction, issued a statement which said:
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of two remarkable police dogs from the Hialeah Police Department, “Jimmy” and “Hector”. “Jimmy” is a 7 yr-old Bloodhound and “Hector” is a 4-yr old Belgium Malinois. The Jimmy Ryce Center donated “Jimmy” the bloodhound to the Hialeah Police Department seven years ago. Our mission is stronger than ever and with the public’s help we hope to be able to raise funds to replace these dogs.”

The two dogs will be given a police escort to the University of Florida in Gainesville for a necropsy to determine the cause of death.

To donate to the Jimmy Ryce Center, CLICK HERE

Here are links to the local news coverage of this tragedy:

Miami Herald

Sun-Sentinel

WFOR

WTVJ 

WSVN

WPLG

 

1 Comment

  1. Suzy Author June 1, 2015 (5:37 am)

    RIP boy. I will miss you and your big wet paws.

    Reply to Suzy

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