Blitz, retired CDCR K‑9, loses cancer battle

K-9 Blitz and Officer Martinez in front of Folsom State Prison.
High Desert State Prison ISU K-9 Blitz lost his battle with cancer September 22, 2022.

Blitz, the retired Investigative Services Unit K-9, passed away Sept. 22, 2022.

He graduated the K-9 Academy and the Air Scan K-9 Academy in January 2015. He was then assigned to High Desert State Prison. After nearly six years providing service to the public, Blitz retired in November 2020.

Unfortunately, Blitz was diagnosed with cancer and after a brave fight, lost his battle.

“Blitz was instrumental in numerous narcotics cases for the State and High Desert State Prison,” according to a statement issued by the institution.

The prison will hold a private observance recognizing Blitz’s achievements and career.

Read more tributes to staff and retirees who have passed away.

Follow us on YouTubeFacebook and Twitter.