OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own after a K-9 officer lost his battle to cancer.
The department announced K-9 Officer Doc passed away Wednesday after battling an aggressive form of cancer.
Doc joined the K-9 Unit in 2012 and served Oklahoma City for seven years.
He was partners with MSgt. Dan Evans, assigned to the Southwest Division, where they worked their career together on the graveyard shift.
According to the department, Doc was responsible for 86 criminal apprehensions and the seizure of approximately 78 pounds of narcotics and over $25,000.
He was surrounded by friends, family and fellow K-9 handlers when he passed away.
“Even though Doc was a brave warrior at work and loved his job, during his off-time he was an affectionate and beloved member of his family.
On behalf of the Oklahoma City Police Department, we want to thank Doc for his dedication and service to this community. Our prayers go out to MSgt. Evans and his family during their time of loss.
Rest in peace, Doc. We will take it from here.”