Mt. Vernon K-9 officer dies after a short battle with cancer

K-9 Jax was 11 years old. (Source: Mount Vernon Police Department)
K-9 Jax was 11 years old. (Source: Mount Vernon Police Department)((Source: Mount Vernon Police Department))
Published: Feb. 18, 2020 at 3:30 PM CST
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MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (KFVS) - The Mt. Vernon Police Department announced the death of a K-9 officer.

The department announced the death of K-9 Jax on their Facebook page.

They said the officer died following a short battle with cancer.

The department said, K-9 Jax joined the department in May of 2010 and was first handled by Captain Allen Carr. In the Spring of 2012, K-9 Jax was reassigned to Sgt Brian Huff. Sgt Huff and K-9 Jax patrolled the streets of Mt. Vernon until K-9 Jax’s retired earlier this month.

K-9 Jax was 11 years old. (Source: Mount Vernon Police Department)
K-9 Jax was 11 years old. (Source: Mount Vernon Police Department)((Source: Mount Vernon Police Department))

K-9 Jax was a dog who loved his job and excelled in all areas. He had numerous arrests and seizures over his career and was a valued member of the department.

K-9 Jax was laid to rest along side other Mt Vernon Police Department K-9′s at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. K-9 Jax plot was donated by Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens.

K-9 Jax was 11 years old.

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