Fairview Heights Police are mourning the death of a retired police canine.
The department announced Kohl, who served from February 2007 to May 2013, died Thursday at the home of the officer he worked with.
A statement posted to the department’s Facebook page said Kohl was trained in narcotics and tracking and was involved in numerous narcotics arrests during his seven years of service.
Lt. Mike Hoguet said Kohl’s handler wished only to post a memoriam in honor of the dog’s service. The officer was not immediately available for comment Thursday afternoon.
Kohl’s death comes a month after another area department laid to rest a police canine. Sari, a canine who served the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department for a decade, died July 19.
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