California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California
End of Watch: Monday, March 25, 2013
Bio & Incident Details
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Age: Not available
Gender: Not available
Tour: Not available
Cause: Automobile accident
Incident Date: 3/25/2013
Weapon: Not available
Suspect: Not available
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Sergeant Gilbert Cortez and K9 Mattie were killed in an automobile accident Route 79, near San Felipe Road, in San Diego County.
Sergeant Cortez was part of a convoy of state corrections K9 officers who were en route to inspect the La Cima Fire Camp in a rural part of the county. His marked vehicle veered off the roadway and overturned, killing K9 Mattie. Sergeant Cotez was transported to a local fire station but died before a helicopter could reach him.
K9 Mattie had served with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 1-1/2 years.
Condolences may be sent to:
Secretary of Corrections Jeffrey A. Beard
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
PO Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283
Read more: http://www.odmp.org/k9/1504-k9-mattie#ixzz2ObH2xNbN