‘Rest easy good boy;’ Middletown police mourns loss of retired K9

Middletown Division of Police has announced the passing of a retired K9 that served them for several years.

Sunday afternoon the department announced the passing of K9 Aki who served them from 2013-2019, according to a social media post.

During his career, Aki and his officer Caito assisted in locating and seizing narcotics as well as apprehending suspects.

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Aki even received Patrol Catch of the Year in 2016 for his work in helping track a suspect that was involved in shooting two students at an area high school, the social media post reads.

“Rest easy good boy,” the division wrote.

Aki was 13 years old.