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DPS mourns the passing of bomb squad K9

Posted at 4:20 PM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 19:20:52-04

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Public Safety is mourning the loss of one of their K9s.

In a tweet Friday afternoon, DPS announced the passing of K9 Ax, who served as part of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit.

Officials said Ax and his handler made an outstanding team with their work in bomb threat response, firearms detection, security details, and public outreach.

Ax passed away with his handler by his side on the evening of July 8.