Monroe holds funeral service for former K-9 officer Rusty

Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 4:03 PM

Monroe police honored the life of one of its K-9 officers on Wednesday.

Rusty, 13, served the Monroe Police Department as a patrol and drug canine from 2007-13, according to Officer Joshua King.

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King said the canine worked under two handlers, Officer (now Detective) Gregg Myers and Officer Mike Doughman.

“Rusty took a lot of drugs off the streets,” King said.

He said the canine was euthanized due to a loss of mobility.

Representatives from 10 area police departments paid their respects during a memorial service for Rusty.