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One of Stevens Point Police Department's first K-9s dies

Posted at 3:30 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 18:14:16-04

STEVENS POINT — Stevens Point Police Department K-9 Officer Luna suffered multiple organ failure and passed away Wednesday morning. The 2.5-year-old Belgian Malinois was trained in drug identification, tracking and apprehension and served her community honorably, according to the police department's announcement.

On Monday, Luna was evaluated by a veterinarian at Stevens Point Animal Hospital after suffering multiple seizures. She was later transported to Animal Referral Center Fox Valley, where she was unresponsive upon arrival. Luna passed away from multiple organ failure early Wednesday.

Luna lived with her handler, Lead Officer J.D. Bellew and his family for her short career, but she made a lasting impact with everyone she met.