Retired Joplin Police K9 Gunner passes away

Joplin Police announce the passing of K9 Gunner. They posted the following to social media:

“We are sad to announce that K9 Gunner has crossed the rainbow bridge. K9 Gunner was born in 2006 and joined our agency in January 2008. Gunner was from Holland and was a Belgion Malinois. Gunner worked from 2008 until he retired in 2015. After his retirement, he has lived at home with his former handler, Captain Nick Jimenez.

K9 Gunner served our agency well and enjoyed the retired life. He had recently developed some health issues and passed away from this life last night surrounded by his human family.

During his time with JPD, Gunner located the following:
311.7g of Cocaine
506,260.1g of Marijuana
1,131.65g of Methamphetamine

He also responded to 263 alarm calls, had 132 officer assists, 27 public demonstrations, was involved in 26 SWAT operations, conducted 56 tracks, searched 1,064 vehicles, and had 17 suspect apprehensions.

K9 Gunner will be missed by us all!”


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