K-9 with SPD passes away

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SEATTLE -  A K-9 from the Seattle Police Department has passed away, said officials with the Police Department.

 

Earlier this month, 10-year-old Falko went into surgery for an injured knee, but he didn’t make it through the procedure.

 

Falko was partners with Officer Jung Trinh and has helped the Police Department for eight years.

 

The Police Department said Falko helped track down evidence, such as handguns at crime scenes, and has assisted in more than 100 arrests.

 

In 2007, Falko and Trinh received the George P. Tielsch Award for outstanding K-9 team of the year, and he later became the first K-9 in the state to Master Handler certification.