Baker County Sheriff’s Office shares sad news of retired K-9′s passing

The Baker County Sheriff's Office announced that K-9 Blitz (retired) has passed after serving from 2011-2018.

BAKER COUNTY, Fla. — Baker County Sheriff Scotty Rhoden took to social media on Mon., Jan. 29 to announce the passing of one of their own.


K-9 Blitz, who’s been enjoying retirement from the department, has passed.

In a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office, Blitz was said to have admirably served by the side of his handler, Lt. Chris Walker from 2011 to 2018.

K-9 Blitz was responsible for finding 140 criminals, assisted with countless narcotic searches, and helped apprehend 23 fleeing suspects.

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It just wasn’t his work in the field. Blitz was also an ambassador in the community.

“Blitz also participated in many public K through 9 demonstrations to help educate the community and school-aged children about the invaluable contributions of the Sheriff’s Office K-9 program,” the department said in their social media post.

After retiring, Blitz remained part of his long-time partner Lt. Walker, and his family.

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