Solon police salutes K9 Rex who passed away

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SOLON–The Solon Police Department is remembering Police K9 Rex, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 14.

Rex, a Belgian Malinois, was a K9 for Solon police from 2003-2008. The police department said he was feared by criminals, but loved by kids.

Rex was an expert in drug identification and could find missing people and evidence. During his retirement, Rex was a helper dog, home security system and friend.

He lived with his handler and partner retired officer Joe Veto and wife Monica.

FOX 8 sends their heartfelt condolences to officer Veto and the Solon Police Department.