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K-9 Oka, a German Shepherd, started his career with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office in February 2009 and retired in 2016.

He recently developed a tumor, which was causing him extreme pain and discomfort.  On October 29, 2020, Oka was laid to rest surrounded by his family where he was draped with an American Flag.  Oka was 13 years old. 

Throughout his career, Oka had several successful bites and suspects surrenders.  One of his most notable came on a night where he was utilized to try and capture a wanted felon who had just committed a sexual assault against a child.  Oka tracked and located the man hiding in the basement of a house.  Oka was also well-known for his speed.  He had to ability to consistently catch up to and run past deputies who were in foot pursuit of a fleeing suspect. 

Oka loved his family and was one of the most loyal dogs. We would like to thank Oka for his service to our department and the community.  It is now time for him to run around in heaven with former K-9s Jimmy, Sony, Tug, Rico, Reno and all other FSO K-9s. 

 

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Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137
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