The Bloomfield Police Department is mourning the loss of their K-9, Maki.
Bloomfield police said Maki was suffering from an ongoing medical condition, which led to his death.
Maki entered into police service with his handler, Officer Brian Grant in March 2009. He was certified in Patrol and Narcotics Detection by the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association and North American Police Work Dog Association.
Grant and Maki attended numerous trainings and certifications together and were one of the most effective K-9 teams in the region, police said.
Their work led to several criminal arrests, located missing people and evidence recovery.
Police said Maki also participated in a number of community events and visited schools, the senior center, daycares, healthcare facilities and other public places.
"He will be missed by all," Bloomfield police said in a statement.
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