Marion PD K-9 officer dies unexpectedly

Caro (Provided Photo/ Marion PD)

MARION, Ind. (WISH) – The Marion Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their K-9 officers.

According to their Facebook page, Marion Police K-9 officer Caro died Saturday of cancer. Officers say Caro’s death was sudden and unexpected.

Officer Joel Thomas, Caro’s partner, released this statement on the death:

I would like to take a moment to sincerely thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and gestures of support. The unexpected passing of Caro completely devastated me, but the overwhelming support by everyone (including numerous of you I don’t even know) have truly meant more than I can express with words. Caro was more than my partner, he was a member of my family, the police department family, and my best friend. The bond we handlers have with our canine partners is truly indescribable. He will be missed greatly but his legacy and memories will always carry on. Again I just want to say thank you to everyone and wish I could express my gratitude even more.

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