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Florida K-9 Reportedly Drowned by Suspect

October 07, 2014  | 

St. Johns County Sheriff's deputies believe their K-9 Baron was drowned by a suspect. 
St. Johns County Sheriff's deputies believe their K-9 Baron was drowned by a suspect. 

A St. Johns County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office K-9 died early Tuesday morning and investigators believe a suspect they were searching for may have drowned him.

Deputies responded to a home on Twin Aspen Circle around 3:20 a.m. in reference to a disturbance. The suspect, Brandon Allison, 26, fled before deputies arrived, according to SJCSO. Deputies told News4Jax that Allison was also wanted on a felony arrest warrant from April for selling cocaine.

Deputy Farrah Ashe and her K-9, named Baron, were tracking Allison when she heard Baron engage with a man in the woods and when she arrived, she found the dog unresponsive in water and the suspect gone.

Life-saving measures were given to Baron, who was then transported to a veterinary hospital where he died.

Officers scoured a wooded area off State Road 207 near Wildwood Drive on Monday, searching for Allison. Deputies were seen taking two other K-9s out of a truck to help in the search, which had been going on for hours and included helicopters.

Comments (7)

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Jacob @ 10/7/2014 4:00 PM

RIP Pooch.

kevCopAz @ 10/7/2014 4:42 PM

Baron, thanks for your service, we will get the suspect for you. I hope that Baron got his bites into the S>O>B>

Chuck @ 10/7/2014 5:14 PM

Thank you k9 Baron for your service. I hope all other k9's that track you down bite the living hell out of you. Don't fear the bark, only the scar they leave behind you pussy. God bless all k9's and their handlers

TheRookie @ 10/7/2014 9:09 PM

R.I.P. K-9 Officer Baron. Many K-9 Officers have been KIA this year. It shows they are valiantly doing their job of Protect & Serve. As I've said before the best partner a L.E.O. can ever have. No complaints, always positive, & will lay their life down for you. I hope this shat bag has numerous bites to tie him to the homicide/murder of Baron. Go get this killer S.J.C.S.O.

Ima Leprechaun @ 10/8/2014 6:30 AM

Condolences to Officer Baron. Thankfully, in Florida the suspect will be treated the same by arresting officers as a cop killer. Very few cop killers in Florida are taken alive.

John @ 10/8/2014 4:27 PM

Why did the officer take 2-3 minutes or more to respond to assist her dog in making the arrest? During that time period, the suspect drowned the dog! Sgt. John Longo, Essex County Police, Retired.

K9cop @ 10/9/2014 10:59 AM

Why wasn't the handler with her dog on a long line leash ? ..or at least in close proximity ?

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