Jax, one of Lee’s Summit Police Department’s two patrol dogs, died this last weekend from intestinal cancer, the department announced Wednesday morning.
Jax was partnered with Officer Scott McMilian. The 6-year-old dark-coated German shepherd hit the streets in August 2009.
The pair was the fifth K-9 unit for the department since the first unit was activated in January 1992.
“Jax’s presence will surely be missed by those officers who worked closely with him, and the positive impact he provided in keeping our community safe,” the department said in a release.