Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On February 7, 2023, the Missoula County Sheriff's Office announced that one of their K9 deputies passed away. Public Information Officer Jeannette Smith provided the following statement. 
"It is with deep sadness that we share with our communities the loss of K9 Loki due to a degenerative illness," Smith said. "K9 Loki passed surrounded by his best friend and handler, Sgt. R. Jessop and many other law enforcement partners." 
Credit: MCSO
Credit: MCSO

According to Smith, Loki was born in 2015 in Hungary and was transferred to the US after a selection process. 

"Loki and Sgt. Jessop were paired together when he was just under a year old and he arrived in Missoula for his first day with the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office on May 16, 2016," Smith said. "His exemplary service protected the lives and property in Missoula County for over 6 years. His career is filled with distinction and honor. RIP Loki. You will be greatly missed by co-workers, family, and all those you served." 

Below is a video MCSO shared on their Facebook page: 

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