Retired Akron Police K9 dies

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - A retired Akron Police K9 has died.

Liberty (Joey) Webb passed away Saturday, April 7 at the age of 9. 

Liberty joined the police department in January 2004 at 12 months old. He was assigned to Officer Nevin Webb. He retired in August 2011.

Liberty handled numerous K-9 related calls for service, leading to multiple arrests. He apprehended burglary and robbery suspects, recovered contraband, participated in building searches and made numerous public appearances to schools and community events.

Liberty was a true asset to the Akron Police Department.

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