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After receiving a cancer diagnosis, the Howard County Sheriff’s K9 was laid to rest

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Howard County, Indiana – A Howard County Sheriff’s K9 has been laid to rest. The Howard County Sheriff’s Office honored K9 Nelson’s life on Saturday with a private ceremony, according to a news statement. Before his passing, an aggressive form of cancer was identified in him.

Nelson served the counties of Howard and Tipton for nine years, according to HCSO. In that period, he identified almost 20 pounds of illegal drugs, completed 236 tracking details, made three criminal apprehensions, and seized over $85,000 in cash.

Nelson was honored by the American Police Hall of Fame and won the National FEMA K9 Conference’s Fastest K9 Award.

Nelson enjoyed campfires, carrots, and kongs, according to a press statement from HCSO. He also liked spending every night on the couch by himself.

Nelson visited Canada during his lifetime, according to HCSO. He could also host birthday parties and open Christmas presents on his own.

 

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