The Fresno Police Department is mourning the loss of retired K-9 officer, Flurk, the department announced Sunday.
Flurk, a Belgian Malinois, born in Holland, joined the force in 2009 at five-years-old with his human partner Jim Young.
After completing basic training, Flurk became a narcotic detection dog.
“Throughout the years, K-9 Flurk served honorably, protecting our community and helping officers locate criminals and contraband. K-9 Flurk was one of our department’s most social and lovable K-9s as well,” the department said in a news release.
He interacted with the community in countless K-9 presentations, trials and even won the prestigious Top Dog award, twice.
Flurk retired in 2014 from his service and remained with his human partner and his family.
“Our friend and our partner, will truly be missed,” the department says.