Lakewood K-9 officer succumbs to illness

Lakewood K-9 officer succumbs to illness

LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) - The

has lost one of its K-9 units.

"Robby" has died after a brief and aggressive blood disease.

The K-9 had served the city since 2009. During that time, "Robby" and his handler, Officer Pat Mullen, have been responsible for getting drugs off Lakewood streets, and tracking down wanted criminals.

"Robby" will be missed by the Lakewood Police Department and the Mullen family.

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