Hero Down: Trinity County Sheriff's K9 Kash Dies From Medical Emergency

A Trinity County Sheriff's Office K9 Kash passed away unexpectedly.

Weaverville, CA Trinity County Sheriffs Office K9 Kash died from infection-induced cardiac arrest on Aug. 8, after having fallen ill the day prior.

K9 Kashs handler, Trinity County Sheriffs Sergeant Scott Cavalli, rushed his partner to the Trinity Animal Hospital in the early morning hours of Aug. 7, after K9 Kash began acting abnormally and refused to eat, the department said in a press release.

Animal hospital staff worked to diagnose the cause of K9 Kashs illness, and made every effort to comfort and care for [his] needs, the agency said.

At approximately 2:15 p.m. the following afternoon, K9 Kash went into cardiac arrest due to an infection. Despite the hospital staffs efforts, the K9 passed away, with Sgt. Cavalli at his side.

The duo had worked together since K9 Kash joined the department in December of 2012, and were based out of the agencys Hayfork substation.

According to the sheriffs office, Sgt. Cavalli and K9 Kash made an outstanding team as they served the residents of Trinity County in the years that followed.

K9 Kash was utilized in hundreds of cases over his careerboth in narcotics detection and suspect apprehension, the press release read. In his last week of service, K9 Kash was responsible for removing over one pound of methamphetamine from the streets of Trinity County.

The sheriffs office extended its condolences to Sgt. Cavalli and his family, and noted that K9 Kash would be greatly missed.

The bond the handlers and their families have with these amazing canines are very special, Meyers Police K9 Training wrote in a Facebook post announcing the officers death. Thank you for your service Kash, you will always be remembered.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Trinity County Sheriffs Office and Sgt. Cavalli in the loss of K9 Kash.

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I'm so sorry for the loss of k9 kash.He was such a Beautiful and wonderful dog.RIP K9 Lash you earned your Angel wings along side your other K9 pals.Thank you for your Service and Thank your family of Blue to.Thak your partner for his Service watch over him K9 Lash.we will miss you RIP NOW GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU


Godspeed Kash you will be missed Sgt. Cavalli so very sorry for your loss stay safe thanks for your service


Rest in peace K9 Kash - wait across the Rainbow Bridge until your partner, Sgt. Cavalli joins you. angeleyes - there have been a lot of K9 deaths recently, but they have all seem to have many causes for their deaths. It could be because we have this website and we have the editors who seek out all these stories every day for us, so that we can know about them.


RIP Kash, so sorry for your loss Sgt. Cavalli. Stay strong, hold that thin blue line, stay safe. is it me or have there been a lot more K9 deaths lately? Maybe because we have more K9s? Could it have anything to do with the drugs they have to sniff out?