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Remembering retired police dog, Duke

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Even when they first met, Duke stood out as different.

While many dogs, even other trained police K-9s, would gladly sprint from their cage to the first set of open arms and bond with any warm body wanting to be its owner, that wasn’t Duke’s style.

K9 Duke

K-9, Duke, a retired narcotics trained Belgian Malinois, passed away earlier this month at 12 years of age.

K9 Duke

Above, Duke looks to his handler, Officer Steven Dillard, after detecting drugs in a vehicle.

At right, Duke observes and is alert while waiting for a command.

K9 Duke

Gillette Police K-9 Duke, a Belgian Malinois trained to sniff out narcotics, Officer Steven Dillard and Officer Dale Buckley search hotel rooms at the Clarion Inn in 2014.

K9 Duke

K-9, Duke, a retired narcotics trained Belgian Malinois, died earlier this month at 12 years of age.

K9 Duke

Gillette Police Officer Steven Dillard leads his K-9 Duke through the Clarion Inn parking lot on a drug search in 2014. During the sweep, Duke made two indications, one on a vehicle and another on a hotel room.

K9 Duke

Gillette Police Officer Steven Dillard loves on his K-9, Duke, a narcotics trained Belgian Malinois, outside the Gillette Police Department.

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Kimo65

RIP DUKE FROM MY K-9 partner DUKE OF 13 yrs best friends and partners they will keep each other company.

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