MARION, Ind. (WANE) – The Marion Police Department is mouring the loss of K-9 Caro who died of cancer Feb. 6, according to the department’s Facebook page.
The department said Caro’s death was sudden and unexpected. His partner, Officer Joel Thomas, posted the following on Facebook Sunday night:
I would like to take a moment to sincerely thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and gestures of support. The unexpected passing of Caro completely devastated me, but the overwhelming support by everyone (including numerous of you I don’t even know) have truly meant more than I can express with words. Caro was more than my partner, he was a member of my family, the police department family, and my best friend. The bond we handlers have with our canine partners is truly indescribable. He will be missed greatly but his legacy and memories will always carry on. Again I just want to say thank you to everyone and wish I could express my gratitude even more.
Rest in Peace Caro
Officer Joel Thomas