South Euclid K-9 Unexpectedly Retiring

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SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — A K-9 officer with the South Euclid Police Department is retiring early due to pancreatic cancer.

According to the South Euclid Police Department’s Facebook page, Recon has been in service for about seven years.

The cancer was revealed during a recent medical examination. After his diagnosis, it was determined Recon can no longer perform K-9 duties at the level needed.

He will now be a stay-at-home K-9 and live with his handler, Officer Blansette, and his family.