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Posted on: August 22, 2022

The Garfield Heights Police Dept. is saddened to announce the passing of retired K-9 Jax on 8-5-22.

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The Garfield Heights Police Dept. is saddened to announce the passing of retired K-9 Jax on August 5th, 2022. K-9 Jax attended the six-week long K-9 academy at Von Der Haus Gill in Wapakoneta, Ohio in the Spring of 2013. K-9 Jax served the citizens of Garfield Heights until his retirement on March 25th, 2020, as a Dual-purpose Police K-9 trained in Patrol, and Narcotics. K-9 Jax worked his successful career faithfully alongside his partner, Retired Sergeant Marc Smith. K-9 Jax was responsible for numerous arrests from his deployments for tracking, narcotics detection, and evidence recovery. Sergeant Marc Smith and K-9 Jax were active in the community attending public relation events.  K-9 Jax’s presence, because of his stature and intensity caused even the most hardened criminal to comply. K-9 Jax will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace K-9 Jax, you served your community well. 💙

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