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Annapolis K9 officer dies from bone cancer

Posted at 1:50 PM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 13:50:28-05

After seven years with the Annapolis Police Department, officers said goodbye to their furry friend Jago. 

Jago started with Annapolis Police in February of 2011 and was partnered with Corporal Mike Sophocles. He was brought to the department as a narcotics detection dog and advanced his training over the years to include patrol functions including searching for criminals in a variety of environments. 

When off-duty, Jago lived with Corporal Sophocles and his family. 

Jago had many successful missions while on the fore. Annapolis Police said one time he was able to find a sexual assault suspect that had run away from officers after a traffic stop. While the suspect was running away he ditched a gun that Jago also found. 

Jago died on Wednesday from complications with a form of bone cancer he has. He will be missed by all.