Jefferson County Sheriff's K9 Deputy Dies

On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced the death of K9 Deputy Mink.

The following message was posted on their Facebook page:

"It is with deep sadness that we must announce the passing of one of our deputies, K9 Mink. Mink was diagnosed with a tumor and had surgery last Monday."

The message goes on to say that Mink's quality of life did not improve after the surgery and the deputy was laid to rest on January 19. 

"Mink and his handler, Deputy Gukich made an excellent team and we will all miss him as part of our family."

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