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Hero Down: Gwinnett County Police K9 Zane Succumbs To Cancer

Lawrenceville, GA – Gwinnett County Police Department (GCPD) K9 Zane died on May 14 after battling cancer, according to his department.

“The Gwinnett Police are mourning the loss of K9 Zane,” the agency said in a press release on Tuesday. “K9 Zane was a huge asset to the county, and he loved to work.”

The beloved K9 joined the GCPD in May of 2014 and began serving alongside GCPD Officer P. Tremblay, the agency said in a news release.

When Officer Tremblay was deployed by the U.S. military in 2019, K9 Zane was partnered up with GCPD Corporal A. Carlyle to continue serving his community.

K9 Zane was a “valuable member of the department,” having racked up 443 deployments, 49 narcotic apprehensions, 42 patrol apprehensions, and 52 evidence recoveries during his years of devoted service, the agency said.

“K9 Zane will be missed by everyone who was privileged enough to work with him during his career,” the GCPD said.

The GCPD posted photos showing a line of law enforcement officers saluting the fallen K9’s flag-draped casket during his memorial service on Wednesday.

“He was a beloved member of the police department and will be greatly missed,” the department said.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gwinnett County Police Department, Officer Tremblay, and Cpl. Carlyle in the loss of K9 Zane.

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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