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Monroe Police Dept. Loses Valued Team Member
December 29, 2017
This report was first published 12/27/17 in the Breaking News Column
Monroe Police K-9, Ebby Calvin "Nuke" Laloosh. Photos: Monroe Police. CLICK TO ENLARGE
(MONROE, WA.) -- Tuesday, the day after Christmas members of the Monroe Police Dept. lost a valued partner: K-9 Nuke.
"It is with great sadness that Chief Quenzer announces the passing of Monroe Police K-9, Ebby Calvin "Nuke" Laloosh with his much loved handler, Officer Jason Southard, at his side," said a statement from Monroe PD.
In Jason's words to the department:
"Over the last three and a half years, it has been an honor to work with my loyal K9 partner Nuke. Watching him grow into a dog excited to work every day has been a pleasure and an honor. His success as a representative of the Monroe Police Department has not been lost upon me. Nuke’s drive to be a fighter has been nothing short of fantastic. His connection with the community and others around him has been wonderful to watch. There are many members of this Department that have made his success possible.
During my time with Nuke, he has been in a constant battle with an intestinal disorder that has no cure...Over time, the condition has become progressively worse.
The support of all the people from the Monroe Police Department has been nothing short of special. I thank each one of you that has stopped me to ask about Nuke or helped out in some way. I am very grateful for Monroe Police Department Leadership for their support. The support of Chief Quenzer, Deputy Chief Ginnard, Sergeant Irving, and Sergeant Johnston has been constant and wonderful."