Plainfield police officers are mourning the loss of police dog K9 Colt.
The 4-year-old brown Labrador Retriever died on Aug. 24 due to complications from an extended terminal illness, according to Plainfield police.
K9 Colt started his service for the town of Plainfield in 2017 and worked alongside Plainfield Police Officer Chris Johnson, his partner and handler. He was an explosive detection dog.
During his time with the department, Colt assisted the Secret Service when Vice President Mike Pence visited Plainfield, helped make venues safe, including
Plainfield High School graduations, a Big Ten Championship Game, and two Indy 500 races. He also helped with regular morning arrival for local school students and countless community events. Officers say he loved to socialize and will be greatly missed.
“Colt was a great contributor to the safety of our community, schools, and our officers. PPD and the community of Plainfield thank him for his faithful service, we will never forget him,” was posted to the department’s Facebook page next to the hashtag #k9colt #neverforget.