Police 'salute' K-9 that lost its battle with cancer

Rachel Kurland
November 19, 2018 - 11:51 am
Philadelphia police dog Kane

Philadelphia Police Department/Twitter

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Police Department is honoring a special member of its fallen force.

On Sunday, police announced in a tweet that its police dog Kane died after battling cancer. The K-9 has been a part of the police force serving the city since 2012.

"We salute K9 Kane, badge #K588, who peacefully passed away this morning after a battle with cancer," read the tweet. He "will be greatly missed by all of his two and four-legged friends."

Police Deputy Commissioner Joe Sullivan added that Kane was a "beloved member" of the police family.