O’FALLON, Missouri-  The O’Fallon Police Department in the St. Louis metro area let the community know their newest police dog addition passed away due to a medical crisis during training out of state:

“It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden loss of our newest K9, Ajax. While in his 3rd week of training in Michigan, Ajax appears to have contracted a strain of Parvo. Ajax did not show any signs of illness or pain until yesterday during training. K9 Ajax was immediately transported to an emergency veterinary clinic by his partner Officer Dominic Misuraca. Despite the veterinarian’s best efforts, early this morning K9 Ajax succumbed to the illness and passed away.”

K9 Ajax