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FWPD mourns death of retired K9

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The Fort Wayne Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its former K9s. 

K9 Officer Gary Griffith's retired K9 partner Bullet died Thursday morning around 8:40. 

Bullet was born on July 3, 2006 before joining the Fort Wayne Police K9 Unit on May 4, 2009. She retired February 1, 2017 after serving with honor for 8 years. 

Bullet spent her entire career working with Officer Griffith on the B-shift. 

FWPD Sgt. Bob Theurer remember Bullet as, "a fantastic police work dog and a loyal partner to [Griffith]."

During her retirement, Bullet also partnered with Griffith's son and kept his family safe at home. 

The Fort Wayne Police Department is now remembering and honoring Bullet's life of service to the department and the City of Fort Wayne. 

"It is unfortunate that she is gone but, we were lucky to have known and worked with such wonderful animal," Sgt. Theurer said in an email memo to FWPD. "She will be missed by all that knew her.  We take some comfort in that she is no longer suffering and has joined the many Police Service Dogs that have gone before her."

Bullet was 12 years old. 

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