JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) – The police department in Jackson is reporting the death of one of its police dogs.
Jackson police said Wednesday that 9-year-old Farro, a German shepherd, has died. Farro became sick during Memorial Day weekend, and he was found to have cancer.
Farro was the department’s first dual-purpose dog, working to detect drugs and apprehend crime suspects. He served the police department for six years and was the partner of K-9 Officer Jeremy Stines.
Farro located over 300 pounds of assorted illegal drugs and was instrumental in monetary and property seizures totaling over a half-million dollars.
In a statement, the department says that despite his large size, Farro was a “very friendly dog, unless you were a criminal and trying to avoid capture.”
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