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!"

 

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