SPD’s bomb dog Dennis loses battle with cancer

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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."

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  • 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.