Police Say Goodbye To K9 Officer With Final Patrol


UPDATED: Monday January 7, 2013 10:33 AM

Officers in Genoa Township said goodbye to K9 Officer Brutus on Sunday.

Officer Jason Berner purchased Brutus from Genoa Township for $1 after he retired last year.

Brutus lived his final days with Berner who had spent every day on the job with him.

But Brutus was suffering from a painful spinal cord disorder and had to be taken to an animal hospital to be put to sleep.

To honor him, family and co-workers gave Brutus one final patrol ride through the streets that he once served.

Brutus rode in his favorite cruiser as people in the area lined the streets, waving and thanking him for his years of service.

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