Hero Down: Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office K9 Argo Succumbs To Illness

Holly Matkin

Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office K9 Argo was a decorated member of his department.

Spotsylvania, VA – Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office (SSO) K9 Argo succumbed to a fatal illness on March 27, according to his department.

“It is with heavy heart that the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of K9 Argo,” Spotsylvania Sheriff Roger Harris said in a Facebook post later in the day.

K9 Argo, a six-and-one-half-year-old German shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix, began his SSO career in April of 2015.

Sheriff Harris said the beloved K9 was a “decorated member” of the department, and that he was also the 2017 recipient of the [Virginia Police Canine Association] narcotic case of the year award.

K9 Argo served his community alongside his human partner, SSO Deputy B. Seay.

In addition to his work in the field, K9 Argo also enjoyed spending time with local children.

In 2018, Sheriff Harris posted photos of Deputy Seay and K9 Argo participating in the Read Across America program at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s Salem Church Branch.

“K9 Argo enjoyed it as much as the audience!” the sheriff wrote in his post.

“Please keep his handler, Sergeant B. Seay in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” Sheriff Harris said.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office and Deputy Seay in the loss of K9 Argo.

Comments (6)
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Gramercy
Gramercy

Argo, may your crossover be into another world of fulfillment. You led a terrific life..and it is so obvious that you were loved in your 6.5 years. You were and are blessed.

Stanracer
Stanracer

RIP K9 Dpt. Argo.

JCRPI
JCRPI

Waiting at the Rainbow Bridge. Play hard Argo.

Schick56
Schick56

🙏🙏🙏🙏

User 69
User 69

God Bless its soul. RIP & thanks for ur service

Luscious775
Luscious775

His pics are very cute, especially the one at the library. What a character. You can tell he and his handler were the best of buds. I’m so sorry he was ill! Prayers to all that loved him


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