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Marysville police K-9 passes away

Marysville Police Officer Dave Nist announced his partner Bear passed away on Thursday.
Credit: Dave Nist

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The Marysville Division of Police announced one of its beloved K-9s passed away on Thursday.

The division shared a post by Marysville Police Officer Dave Nist, who is K-9 Bear's handler.

Nist said Bear passed away while the two were patrolling.

On June 8, Nist posted on Facebook Bear had injured his neck in May. During an x-ray, Nist said a tumor was found on his neck. A biopsy revealed to be a highly aggressive form of cancer.

It is with great sadness that I share Ofc. Nist post about his partner K9 Officer Bear. Please keep Dave and his family in your thoughts and prayers. 🙏

Posted by Marysville Division of Police on Thursday, June 24, 2021

"You were the best partner one could ask for. It was a pleasure to serve with you. Rest easy Bear," Nist wrote in a Facebook post.

Nist said he is going to set up a public memorial service at the division for a later date.