Dog News, Obituaries

K‑9 Tucker, 8 years with CDCR, passes away

Prison K-9 points to a box while an officer holds him by a leash.
K-9 Tucker alerts to the presence of a cell phone hidden in a box. (Published May 2022.)

Wasco State Prison-Reception Center (WSP) reported the passing of K-9 Tucker on Nov. 28, 2022.

Tucker began with CDCR in June 2014, assigned to the Southern Region K-9 Unit. In June 2016, K-9 Tucker was reassigned to Officer H. Sangha with the Central Region K-9 Unit at Kern Valley State Prison. A year later, they transferred to WSP.

Tucker worked with multiple law enforcement agencies including ATF, FBI, and Homeland Security helped secure multiple contraband busts such as cell phones and narcotics.

Due to his experience and success, numerous institutions requested Tucker’s assistance.

“Tucker will be remembered as a great dog, partner, friend and family member to all those who had the pleasure of working with him. We say farewell, and rest easy Tucker, your team will take it from here,” according to a statement issued by WSP.

In May, Tucker was part of a Wasco team visiting a local school.

Learn more about CDCR’s K-9 programs.

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