End of Watch: K-9 Tonka

SUBLETTE COUNTY, Wyo. — Dogs truly can be the best friend anyone could ask for, but when your dog is by your side almost 24/7, it becomes more than just a friend, it’s your partner. Recently, the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office lost one of their cherished partners.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the untimely passing of one of our law enforcement canines, Tonka,” SCSO said.

K-9 Tonka has been Deputy Krystal Mansur’s partner since November 2019, and has worked closely by her side ever since. Mansur described her partner as the best, sweet, loving dog with a great nose and loved to work, adding that the furry companion’s two favorite things were finding drugs, and her ball.

A highly trained narcotics detecting canine, K-9 Tonka was very effective in her work for Sublette County as well as surrounding jurisdictions.

Recently it was discovered K-9 Tonka was battling a rare fatal kidney disease. On Monday, November 2, K-9 Tonka was put to rest, surrounded by Sheriff’s Office personnel, friends, and her partner, Deputy Mansur. There was an incredible bond between the canine handler and her dog.

Please keep Deputy Mansur, her family, and the Sheriff’s Office in your thoughts as the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office navigates this very difficult loss in their agency.

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Jacob Gore was born and raised in Cheyenne, the capital city of Wyoming. As a proud Wyomingite, he loves to share his home with visitors from around the world. Spending years in Jackson and Alaska as an interpretive nature guide, he remains a photographer, traveler, storyteller, and avid hobbyist of all-things outdoors. Jacob enjoys bridging the connection between Jackson and the rest of the state.

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