We are sad to report that one of our K9s, Jake, died last night of natural causes. Jake would have been 11 years old in August and served the residents of Houston for 7 years with his handler Senior Police Officer Brian Schmidt. Jake’s service to the community will be missed. pic.twitter.com/OKwWmmhWYw— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 2, 2018
"We are sad to report that one of our K-9s, Jake, died last night of natural causes," HPD said in a tweet.
Officers say Jake would have been 11 years old in August. He served with the department for seven years alongside senior police officer Brian Schmidt.
Jake was also shot twice in February of this year, Eyewitness News reported. He was wounded in the mouth area and the neck. Both wounds were considered "through and through" gunshots, and no vital organs or arteries were damaged.
"Jake's service to the community will be missed," HPD said.
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