The Chester County Sheriff’s Office mourns the death of (retired) K-9 Yukon who was loved by his human family, Cpl. Brian Bolt and Lauren Bolt; the CCSO and members of the community. After a lengthy degenerative illness, he passed peacefully with his family members by his side.
K-9 Yukon spent nine years at the CCSO with his handler, Cpl. Bolt; the dog’s specialties were patrol and explosive detection. Bolt and Yukon earned top awards at U.S. Police Canine Association competitions. After Yukon’s 2019 retirement and the discovery of his illness, the German Shepherd took a teaching position at the Veterinary Science and Animal Science program at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pennock’s Bridge Campus. Attending school in a wheelchair and special boots for traction designed by one of the TCHS students, he helped Veterinary Science students learn to care for his paws, feed him and bolster his mental health.
Through his legacy of protection of the community and continuing series of children’s educational activities available online, K-9 Yukon will be remembered by Chester County.