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Hero Down: Dillon PD K9 Mac Succumbs To Debilitating Health Issues

Dillon, MT – Dillon Police Department (DPD) K9 Mac died on Tuesday due to debilitating health issues and a simultaneous cancer diagnosis, according to his department.

The DPD confirmed K9 Mac’s death in a Facebook post on Thursday.

“It is with great sadness that we announce our K-9 Officer, Mac, had to be laid to rest,” the police department’s post read. “Mac has been suffering some debilitating health issues and was recently diagnosed with intestinal cancer.”

The agency said it is grateful for the fantastic care K9 Mac’s veterinarian provided during his final days.

K9 Mac, who was trained in tracking and narcotics detection, joined the DPD in the spring of 2020, Southwestern Montana News reported.

His addition to the force was made possible by the Beaverhead Foundation, local organizations and groups, and citizens and veterinarians who donated the food and care services K9 Mac needed.

K9 Mac served alongside his human partner, Officer Rumsey, according to Southwestern Montana News.

“Mac was a loved member of our department and the community!” the DPD said. “RIP K-9 Officer Mac.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dillon Police Department and Officer Rumsey in the loss of K9 Mac.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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