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Former West Valley City police K-9 dies

Apr 17, 2023, 3:23 PM | Updated: 3:28 pm

(West Valley City Police Department)...

(West Valley City Police Department)

(West Valley City Police Department)

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — The West Valley City Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its former officers — K-9 Q.

According to a Facebook post from the department, Q died Monday morning at 14 years old.

“Q was a talented police dog with a special knack for sniffing out drugs,” the post stated.

The department said Q worked the San Ysidro Port of Entry into the United States as well as busted drug smugglers along Interstate 80.

Whenever Q found drugs, he would be rewarded with a ball and then a cheeseburger from McDonald’s, courtesy of his handler.

At the time of this death, Q had retired from the department.

“Q was well loved and will definitely be missed. In honor of this special member of our WVCPD family, please give a dog a nice scratch behind the ears today and be sure to tell them Goood Boooy!” the Facebook post stated.

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Former West Valley City police K-9 dies