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Kent Police Department mourns the death of beloved K-9 Aiko

Posted: 8:56 AM, Jul 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-11 08:56:27-04

KENT, Ohio — A retired K-9 of the Kent Police Department has died on July 9, according to Facebook post from the department.

K-9 Aiko and his partner Sgt. Ennemoser had an 8-year career together, working together during searches and narcotic calls.

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In partnership together, Aiko and Sgt. Ennemoser were deployed 472 times, which included 299 narcotic calls, 54 building searches and 62 tracks.

His efforts got him a spot as a Dog Days of Summer Top Dog finalist.

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K-9 Aiko.

After retirement, Aiko and Sgt Enngemoser's bond continued when Aiko went to live with him and his family.

"Thank you Aiko for your years of service & dedication to the City of Kent. You will always be a hero & a Top Dog to us. Sending love & prayers to the Ennemoser family during this time," Kent police said in a statement on Facebook.