Franklin County Sheriff's Office K-9 passes away after cancer diagnosis

K-9 Riddick (Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office announced K-9 Riddick passed away Monday morning.

According to the sheriff's office, Riddick had suffered from complications related to a sudden diagnosis of cancer in the and around his heart.

"We would like to thank the staff of MedVet for all of their hard work over the last few days to try and save Riddick," the sheriff's office said. "Unfortunately, he had a very aggressive form of cancer that would not have benefited from further treatment."

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Riddick, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois, started in 2014 with his handler Deputy McCoy.

He was trained as a dual-purpose K-9 assigned to patrol and specialized in narcotics detection.

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