ATF K9 Nash Bronze Portrait Statue
United States Department of Justice | Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
This handsome dog, with piercing almond shaped eyes, sacrificed his life protecting officers. Nash wash fatally wounded, taking several bullets that were meant for the other members of Special Response Team 5.
On December 11, 2012, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Response Team 5 attempted to execute a high risk arrest warrant on four male suspects related to an ongoing armed robbery investigation. Special Agent Jeff Kunz, and his partner, SRT K9 Nash, were assigned to the arrest team. As the SRT arrest team moved in to take the males into custody, the suspects began to flee on foot. S/A Kunz deployed K9 Nash to apprehend one of the fleeing suspects. As K9 Nash closed in on the suspect, another suspect suddenly drew a handgun and opened fire on the arrest team. This gunfire drew K9 Nash’s attention from the suspect he was pursuing to the suspect who was firing on agents. As K9 Nash approached this suspect to apprehend him, the suspect redirected his fire from the arrest team toward K9 Nash, striking him at least four times. S.A. Kunz and other agents returned fire and the suspect was apprehended with no injuries to any agents. K9 Nash was immediately transported to an Emergency Vet where despite every possible attempt to save him, K9 Nash died from his injuries. –Synopsis provided by S.A. Kunz
A life-size portrait statue of K9 Nash will be permanently displayed at the new FLETC (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center) Auditorium located in Glynco, GA. Nash symbolizes many law enforcement, military and service dogs that keep us safe.