Retired Metro East K9 officer laid to rest Friday - KMOV.com

Retired Metro East K9 officer laid to rest Friday

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Jac (Credit: Troy Police Department / Facebook) Jac (Credit: Troy Police Department / Facebook)
Funeral procession for Jac. Credit: KMOV Funeral procession for Jac. Credit: KMOV

TROY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A retired Metro East K9 officer was laid to rest Friday afternoon.

Jac was born on August 17, 2001 and worked his first shift for the Pontoon Beach Police Department in 2003, where he was handled by Officer Pool. After retiring in 2009, Jac lived with Officer Pool until 2013, when he was adopted by Det. Raymond of the Troy Police Department.

Since his health has been deteriorating in recent months, Det. Raymond and Officer Pool decided to lay Jac to rest, but want “to see him walk into the Troy Veterinary Clinic with pride amongst his K9 peers,” according to post on the Troy Police Department’s Facebook page.

The department will held a funeral procession for Jac, when he leaves Troy and goes to Belleville with officers and their K9 partners from across the area around 2:00 p.m.

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