KENT, Ohio (WOIO) - Police officers in Kent are mourning the death of retired K9 officer Aiko.
The Kent Police Department posted the following message on Facebook:
It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of one of our beloved K9′s Aiko whom passed away July 9th, 2019. Aiko retired on January 7th, 2018 but still remained a constant KPD family member. K9 Aiko & his partner Sgt.Ennemoser had an 8 year career together. As a team they were deployed 472 times which included 299 narcotics calls, 54 building searches and made 62 tracks. In 2018 he was a Dog Days of Summer Top Dog finalist. The team had many successes in finds, sniffs and seizures. After retirement Aiko continued to live with Sgt. Ennemoser & family where he was very much loved, cared for & spoiled. Thank you Aiko for your years of service & dedication to the City of Kent. You will always be a hero & a Top Dog to us. Sending love & prayers to the Ennemoser family during this time. We will miss you greatly, Aiko! #kpdohio #kentohiopolice #kentohiopolicek9 #kentohiopolicek9aiko
Here are some photos of Aiko in action: