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Hero Down: Scottsdale Police Department K9 Kane Succumbs To Cancer

Scottsdale, AZ – Scottsdale Police Department (SPD) K9 Kane died on Jan. 16 after being diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer.

The SPD announced the beloved K9’s death in a series of tweets the following day.

“SPD is mourning the loss of K9 Kane. Kane was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive cancer and succumbed to the disease on Jan 16, 2023,” the department said.

K9 Kane served the agency for two years as a dual-purpose patrol and narcotics K9.

He was also responsible “for numerous criminal apprehensions and drug related arrests in his time keeping the Scottsdale community safe,” the Scottsdale police said.

K9 Kane was adored by his department and by his handler’s family.

“Kane was not only a part of the SPD family but a beloved part of his handler’s family,” the police department said. “He was extremely social and always had a smile on his face. Kane will be sorely missed. Please keep Kane’s family, the K9 Unit and Scottsdale Police Department in your thoughts and prayers. Rest easy buddy.”

More than 100 people offered their condolences to the SPD in response to the department’s announcement.

“Sorry for your loss,” one message read. “He was a great police dog and a cuddle dog at home. We will not forget you.”

“My heart is heavy at the loss of one of Scottsdale’s brave and precious officers. Hugs to his K-9 family,” another person wrote.

“Thank you K9 Kane for your service to the community,” another note read. “Sending deepest sympathy to the family and fellow officers and many friends of K9 Kane. They are angels here on earth.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Scottsdale Police Department in the loss of K9 Kane.

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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