Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Nov 10, 2020 - 9:04AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff's Office mourns the passing of retired K9 Kilo

Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

A retired Washoe County Sheriff's Office K9 passed away from medical complications Monday evening.

K9 Kilo, who retired in August of 2020, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020. His partner, Deputy Brian Harris, was by his side.

K9 Kilo was paired with Deputy Harris in 2013. K9 Kilo was trained in narcotics detection, subject apprehension, and tracking. K9 Kilo assisted numerous special teams and worked in several units, including Patrol and Narcotics. During his career K9 Kilo was deployed on thousands of calls, met tour groups at the Sheriff’s Office and regularly went to local businesses and schools to help educate the public about the Office and what we do.

Kilo was a true ambassador between the public and law enforcement. He will be sorely missed.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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