SPD’s bomb dog Dennis loses battle with cancer

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SEATTLE — Dennis, the Seattle Police Department’s heralded bomb dog, died Monday night from complications from inoperable cancer, the Retired Seattle Police Canine Fund announced.

“It is with great sadness to announce that Bomb Dog Dennis passed away this evening,” the group’s Facebook page said. “He had a normal breakfast and morning walk, but showed signs of fatigue this afternoon due to the ongoing complications related to his cancer.

“He went in for fluid draining but he did not survive the procedure, suffering from both cardiac and respiratory distress.

“He touched the hearts of many, was a faithful and loving partner, and a loyal officer protecting the citizens of Seattle.

“He will be missed,” the post said.

"We`ve gone to over a thousand calls in ... five years," Dennis' handler, Seattle police officer Craig Williamson, said in March. "Nothing`s ever blown up after we`ve left, no one`s gotten hurt because he failed to do his job."

And, "he`s produced a lot of smiles along the way."

To read our earlier story, click here.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


  • carlapage54

    i know what it,s like to lose a furbaby,i lost my 15 year old husky/chow/finnish spitz back in 2010,there are grief support groups for those who have lost furbaby,s if he needs to talk he can join a grief support group.my furbaby that i have now is 6 years old and now has arthritis in his left hip and may be developing hip dysplasia.he,s starting to have problems going up and down stairs on my back porch,i may have to have ramps installed in both back and front.
    my heart and prayers go out to his family,it,s never easy losing a fur baby.