Indianapolis police dog dies of cancer at age 12

By The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis police dog that had a nose for illicit cash and drugs has died at age 12.

Timo (TEE’-mo) had cancer and was euthanized Monday. The Dutch shepherd served with Indianapolis police for 10 years, helping his handler find more than $3 million and thousands of pounds of marijuana and other drugs during many investigations.

The police department released a video of Timo getting a final salute from officers. He passed a line of other police dogs as he entered a clinic to be euthanized to end pain and suffering.

A dispatcher on the video says, “We have lost a great partner.”

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