Longest serving K9 for Dayton police unexpectedly dies while on duty

Longest serving K9 for Dayton police unexpectedly dies while on duty
Phantom, Dayton PD K9 who died while on duty. Photo courtesy of the Dayton Police Department.

DAYTON — The Dayton Police Department announced the death of its longest serving K9, Phantom.

“We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Phantom,” the department said in a tweet.

Phantom was on duty with his handler, Officer R. Cleaver, when he unexpectedly died.

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The 9-year-old K9 was with Dayton police for seven years.