Nessel, MN – Chisago County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) K9 Kyro died in a house fire at his handler’s home on Dec. 19, 2022.
CCSO Deputy Nate Fisher and his family were away from their house when a fire broke out that afternoon, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.
Firefighters responded to the rural township and found the deputy’s home “engulfed in flames,” the CCSO said.
K9 Kyro and the family’s two other dogs were at the residence at the time did not survive the blaze.
CCSO deputies and a multitude of area law enforcement agencies escorted the fallen K9 to Blue Pearl Animal Hospital in Arden Hills in the wake of his tragic death.
“We are forever grateful for K9 Deputy Kyro’s service and he will not be forgotten,” the CCSO said.
The sheriff’s office said Deputy Fisher’s family lost everything in the devastating fire.
The cause of the blaze was not immediately released.
A fundraising page established to help them get back onto their feet has raised more than $159,000 so far.
K9 Kyro would have been two years old on Dec. 28, 2022, KARE reported.
He and Deputy Fisher began training as a team in February of 2022, the Chisago County Press reported.
The duo started working the streets that summer.
More than 1,300 people offered their condolences to the CCSO and Deputy Fisher’s family in response to the department’s announcement of K9 Kyro’s death.
“My heartfelt condolences to the Fisher family!” one message read. “I am so sorry for your loss! So sorry for the loss of K9 Kyro and the other Fisher furbabies. Thank you K9 Kyro for your service to your community.”
“The tremendous work [these] K9’s do extends so much further than their ‘job,’” another person wrote. “We are extending all our love to his history and to all that mourn his loss.”
It is with extreme sadness we have to report that Chisago County K9 Kyro, Deputy Fisher’s partner, did not survive the fire.
Chisago County Sheriff’s Office K9 Kyro and the families two other dogs all died in the fire. pic.twitter.com/31C7IGy1YR
— Chisago Co Sheriff (@ChisagoCountySO) December 20, 2022
#RestInPeace #k9 Kyro .#Vestedinterestink9s knows what a horrible #loss this is for the #ChisagoCountySheriffsoffice and the surrounding #community.#minnesota #chisago #chisagocounty #police #k9s #workingdog #policedog #policek9 #endofwatch #rip #k9hero #heroes #vik9s #dogs pic.twitter.com/d5vRHVHQrc
— Vested Interest in K9s (@VIK9s) December 23, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office and Deputy Fisher in the loss of K9 Kyro.