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Hero Down: Arapahoe County Sheriff’s K9 Thor Dies

K9 Thor had served for eight years with his handler.

Centennial, CO – Arapahoe County Sheriff’s K9 Thor died on Thursday, Dec. 21.

K9 Thor had been diagnosed with with spinal cancer in early December after a veterinarian discovered a progressive, malignant tumor, according to KMGH.

K9 Thor was partnered with Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Deputy Gordon Carroll for about eight years and will be deeply missed, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) said.

In a Facebook post, the ACSO said:

“We are sorry to have to report the passing of K-9 Thor. In early December, his veterinarian found a progressive malignant tumor and he was diagnosed with spinal cancer. On Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, Thor lost his battle.

Thor has been a trusted partner, friend, and ally to Deputy Gordon Carroll for about eight years. During that time, he apprehended countless felons while placing his own safety in jeopardy. There is no doubt that he and Deputy Carroll also saved lives due to their commitment, presence, tactics, and training.

K-9 Thor positively impacted thousands of our citizens when he and Deputy Carroll showcased their skills at hundreds of events over the years. Both Deputy Carroll and Thor have been incredible ambassadors of the Sheriff’s Office.

K-9 Thor will be deeply missed. He was a member of Deputy Carroll’s family and our family. Please keep Deputy Carroll’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

A memorial service for Thor is being planned and information will be announced as it is available.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with K9 Thor’s handler Deputy Carroll and the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office in their loss.

GinnyReed - December Sat, 2017

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