FRISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A two year veteran of the Frisco Police Department, K-9 Officer Boris died this week.READ MORE: FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Booster Shots From Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
The department said a medically-related issue claimed the 4 1⁄2 year old Belgian Malinois’ life.
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Fellow officers said Boris was an integral part of their K-9 unit, the Frisco Police Department and the community. At the time of his death, K-9 Boris was at a specialized police-dog training facility where he continued training and remained active while awaiting a new handler.
During his watch, K-9 Boris assisted in making 79 drug-related arrests, was used in over 100 narcotics sniffs per year, was deployed seven times for tracking suspects, and was successful in six no-bite suspect apprehensions.
A public ceremony honoring the life and service for K-9 Boris will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019.MORE NEWS: Arlington Police Officer Shoots, Kills Suspect Who Allegedly 'Drove Directly Towards Officer'