MT. VERNON – The Mt. Vernon Police Department (MVPD) is mourning the loss of its K9, Jax, following his short battle with cancer. The K9 was 11 years old.
According to a Facebook post from MVPD, Jax joined the department in May 2010, and was first handled by Captain Allen Carr. In the Spring of 2012, K9 Jax was reassigned to Sergeant Brian Huff. The two patrolled together until Jax’s health failed, and he was retired earlier this month.
The department added, “Jax was a dog who loved his job and excelled in all areas. He had numerous arrests and seizures over his career and was a valued member of the department.”
Jax will be laid to rest alongside other Mt. Vernon Police Department K9’s at Mt Vernon Memorial Gardens.