Joplin Police retired K9 Pax dies unexpectedly

Consider a donation to the retired Joplin Police K9 fund, overseen by the Fraternal Order of Police
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JOPLIN, Mo. — Sunday, May 15, designated as National Police Dog Day. And Joplin Police release somber news as one of their retired K9 has died.

“The Joplin Police Department is sad to announce the unexpected passing of retired JPD K9 Pax earlier this morning.”

K9 Pax

August 2018 Ofc Brown and K9 Pax were the cover of K9 Chronicle Magazine. Courtesy K9 Chronicle.

Pax was purchased from F&M K-9 then trained by Travis Walthall of Patriot K-9 Training. Pax began his career in June of 2014.

Some of his stats include:

  • 520 vehicle searches
  • 100 building searches for suspects
  • 66 tracks
  • 40 suspect apprehensions
  • 1631.8 grams meth
  • 63 grams cocaine
  • 8 grams heroin
  • 27 SWAT operations

Pax would have been 12 years old this year. Joplin Police say, “Thank you Pax for your service to our community.  You will be greatly missed!”

Magazine

August 2018 Ofc Brown and K9 Pax were the cover of K9 Chronicle Magazine. Courtesy K9 Chronicle.

SUPPORT JPD K9

Retired Joplin Police K9 health care and other costs are taken care of by a special fund, overseen by the Fraternal Order of Police.

If you would like to make a donation to the Retired K-9 Fund, contact Capt William Davis 417-623-3131 or the Fraternal Order of Police Southwest Missouri Regional Lodge #27.

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