Massachusetts State Police mourn death of K-9 Duke
BOSTON, Mass. (WLNE) — Massachusetts State Police announced the death of K-9 Duke in June.
The agency said Duke was the partner of Trooper Jack Doherty since 2014 and worked in narcotics detection. The K-9 retired in 2021 and passed away one month before his 11th birthday.
Massachusetts State Police said the K-9’s birthday would’ve been July 15th.
“Duke was a successful, dedicated and hard-working dog with a big heart,” the agency wrote on social media. “Duke loved the work of searching for people and narcotics. He also, however, loved community events, including demonstrations and meet-and-greets, including a book reading to children where he was able to just be a dog and received much-deserved attention from the kids.”