Retired K9 officer passes away

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retired centerville k9 officer Joker passes away

CENTERVILLE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Centerville Police Dept. grieved the loss of one of their own, sharing Wednesday that a retired K9 officer by the name of Joker passed away.

Centerville Police said Joker, along with human Officer Jason Read, was responsible for several drug seizures.

Together, they also made numerous appearances at local schools and community events to educate the public about the important work of police dogs.

Joker was forced into early retirement due to health issues a few years after he joined the force in 2013.

After his retirement, Centerville Police said he lived out the rest of his days with the Read family.

Officer Read passed away in October 2018 from complications of injuries sustained in an off duty motorcycle crash.

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