Polk County officers honor K9, diagnosed with cancer, one last time

- K9 Remy was fierce, tough and loved.

When Lakeland police found out he was diagnosed with cancer, they were heartbroken. Remy’s family made the decision for him to no longer suffer, and his K9 family wanted to honor him one more time.

He wasn’t alone when he headed to the clinic this week. Members of his K9 family from Lakeland, Winter Haven and Lake Wales police departments came to say their goodbyes and thank him for his service. They walked alongside him and his partner, Officer Back, as they headed into the veterinarian’s office on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Lakeland police shared video of the solidarity, but also of the agency’s memories and adventures with Remy. They showed him competing in tournaments, candid moments in the office, and recalled over 60 of his apprehensions. 

Remy lived to age 11 and “lived life to the fullest and loved coming to work every day,” police said. He retired in 2016. 

Edgewood Animal Clinic waived all medical fees accrued during Remy's diagnosis.
 

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