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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Border Patrol K-9 Loses Life in Accident as Agent is Injured

A U.S. Border Patrol K-9 agent was involved in a single vehicle accident along Highway 395 on December 29.

The agent, who was patrolling an area northwest of Colville, struck black ice along a section of Highway 395 causing the service vehicle to lose traction.  The vehicle then went over a steep embankment and rolled multiple times.  Rescuers were able to extract the agent from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life.

The agent was transported to the hospital with multiple injuries.  The agent’s K-9 partner, Jackie, however succumbed to the injuries from the accident and died at the scene.  K-9 Jackie had been serving since April of 2015.

“Thank you to all the rescuers and medical staff involved and please remember K-9 Jackie and the agent in your thoughts and prayers,” stated Acting Chief Patrol Agent David BeMiller.  “We understand the risks that we take as well as our K-9 partners; it is never easy when we lose a partner.”

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