On October 20, 2022, K9 Hero sadly passed away. Let’s see How did K-9 Hero from Troop C Tolland die and K-9 Hero cause of death in detail.
How did K-9 Hero die?
K-9 Hero passed away on October 20, 2022, with his Handler at his side after battling a sudden illness.
Connecticut State Police -Troop C Tolland sadly announced the passing of K-9 Hero on Facebook.
“Troop C sadly announces the passing of retired K-9 Hero, who passed away on October 20, 2022, with his Handler at his side after battling a sudden illness.
K-9 Hero was dedicated to the citizens of Tolland County and the State of Connecticut. K-9 Hero was able to enjoy several years of retirement after being one of the most decorated and successful working K-9’s in the state.”
“RIP Hero, thank you for your service.”
K-9 Hero cause of death
K-9 Hero cause of death was not disclosed yet. There are no information available about K-9 Hero cause of death.
Medico topics have been trying to reach out to the family and relatives for comment on the incident. So far no responses have been received. We will update the page once enough information is available. More information on K-9 Hero cause of death will be added soon.
About K-9 Hero:
K-9 Hero was committed to the people of Tolland County and the State of Connecticut.
After being one of the most honored and productive working K-9s in the state, K-9 Hero was able to enjoy several years of retirement.
K-9 Hero with his handler Zella.
Hero Dog Award
State Police K-9 hero was once nominated for ‘Hero Dog Award‘ for tracking down a three-year-old that went missing after chasing a stray puppy in Coventry.
Hero and Trooper Mike Zella assisted in finding a three-year-old who went missing after pursuing a stray puppy in Coventry.
The mother of the missing boy gave Hero a scent article, and Hero and Zella immediately started searching the dense forest. The region had already been searched by neighbors and others.
K-9 Hero with Connecticut State Police -Troop C Tolland Team.
Photo : Facebook.
“Without Hero the outcome could have been much worse.”
“Hero is a godsend and has not only assisted me in finding missing people, he also excels at apprehending criminals.”
In the Town of Vernon, a trooper stopped a car that was traveling at 96 mph on I-84 East. The Trooper saw multiple signs of criminal activity when conversing with the operator.
Based on this knowledge, K9 Hero was requested to the location to perform a “sniff” of the car’s exterior. The smell of drugs inside the car was then detected by K9 Drago, who then notified his handler.
A BB pistol, several drug paraphernalia items, and more than 140 bags of probable fentanyl were later found during the search.
Tributes to K-9 Hero
Many people expressed their profound sympathies and expressed how much they loved him.
Karen Scala tweeted,
“Thank you for your service Hero. You were indeed a true Hero.RIP K9 Trooper Hero…you were so loved & needed❤️Sending condolences to your fellow Ct. State Troopers”
Hedgecock Geneva commented,
“My prayers go to his handler and his family, also to K9 Hero’s fellow law enforcement family. Thank you Trooper K9 Hero for your service and sacrifice to your community and the state. Run free without pain beautiful.”
“Thank you for your service Hero! You’ve earned your wings to fly with the angels now!”
“Thank you for your service Hero❤️ I remember you when you were just a puppy. Special dog with a huge purpose in this world. My deepest condolences to Hero’s handler, family and all who knew him.”
“RIP Hero! Thank you for your dedicated service. Our condolences to his handler. 🙏”
One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died.
We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.
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