FREMONT (CBS SF) — A Czechoslovakian-born K-9 that served the Fremont Police Department has died, police said Friday.
K-9 Warco was found to have an autoimmune dysfunction on Feb. 24. He was rushed to the Ohlone Veterinary Clinic but died the same day.READ MORE: Fremont Police Surround Home Following Shooting; 1 Injured
Fremont Police Department’s K-9 Supervisor Sgt. Jason Lambert said, “He was a super friendly dog.”
Lambert described Warco as both friendly and hardworking.
Warco was born on March 17, 2013, and joined the Fremont Police Department on June 26, 2014.READ MORE: Experts: 17 Million People Cut From Biden COVID Stimulus Deal
He was certified in patrol, narcotics, and SWAT operations. He served Fremont police officers for more than a year and a half and participated in more than 100 incidents from patrol to street crimes to SWAT and major crimes.
Lambert said officers are heartbroken, especially because Warco is the second K-9 to die recently.
“They are family to us,” he said.MORE NEWS: Man Found Shot Dead In East Oakland
© Copyright 2016 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed