Palatka cops mourn the loss of k-9 Tango; had served Putnam County Sheriff's Office as well

Photo for Headline Surfer / Palatka Police Department k-9 team of police officer O. Cossio and Tango are shown in this image provided by the Palatka P.D. 
 
HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

PALATKA, Fla. -- the Palatka Police Department mourns the loss of K-9 Tango. K-9, who passed away on May 11, from an unexpected medical condition.

K-9 Tango was assigned to Officer O. Cossio and served the Palatka community for approximately two years.

"To him, work was play time," Palatka police said in a prepared statement. "Please join us remembering K-9 Tango and the service he provided to our community. Rest in peace Tango and thank you for your service."

K-9 Tango was assigned to Officer O. Cossio and served the Palatka community for approximately two years.

"To him, work was play time," Palatka police said in a prepared statement. "Please join us remembering K-9 Tango and the service he provided to our community. Rest in peace Tango and thank you for your service."

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office also released a written statement on K-9 Tango, stating, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Cossio and the Palatka Police Department as they mourn the unexpected loss of K-9 Tango. Before his career with Palatka, Tango served faithfully with the sheriff's office and he will be greatly missed. Thank you for your service Tango!"

 

Henry Frederick Picture

Short Bio

Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.