“Today it is with a heavy heart that I tell you Warren County has lost a hero. Retired Warren County Sheriff K9 Kilo was an amazing officer, partner and companion. Warren County and our country as a whole owe him a great debt. He aided in the removal of drugs and drug money from the streets of our community. His service was 2007-2014.”
Coleman also posted Kilo’s drug seizure totals:
Marijuana- 405.720 Grams
Cocaine- 4,967 Grams
Heroin- 7,222 Grams
Methamphetamine- 8 grams
Paraphernalia- 212 pieces
“Kilo was the first drug dog we’ve had here in many, many years,” Sims added this morning.
Also, the Eaton Police Department eulogized its first K-9 on Facebook.
“We are sad to announce that retired K9 Koda was laid to rest yesterday after struggling with canine degenerative myelopathy. The disease had rendered Koda paralyzed,” according to a Facebook post.
“Koda was the Eaton Police Division’s first ever police canine, and he served the City of Eaton from 2010-2016; making numerous drug arrests and showing our community the value of having a drug dog on our police force. In addition to helping us fight crime, Koda also made numerous appearances at our schools and at community events.”
The eulogy continued, “Koda had a neat back story since he was rescued from an animal shelter in Houston, Texas. From there he was adopted by a canine training facility in Austin, Texas, and that is where Chief DePew trained with him before bringing him back to Eaton. Koda’s birthday was on September 11th, so becoming a police canine and working for our community was in his blood. Koda will be missed.”