Chehalis police dog passes away unexpectedly

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 8:44 am
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Portrait of Chehalis police dog Reign

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Chehalis Police Department’s K-9 Reign died suddenly last night while on duty.

His partner Officer Warren Ayers was conducting routine training while on duty when his dog suffered an unexpected medical event, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

Despite first aid attempts, Reign passed away almost immediately, according to police.

The Belgian Malinois came to the department when he was a year old and put into active duty in May 2013, according to department spokesperson Linda Bailey.

“Reign and Officer Ayers were paired together and became a very effective canine team, working closely with the other teams in Lewis and surrounding counties,” Bailey stated in a press release this morning.

The K-9 is credited with multiple suspect apprehensions, successful article and evidence searches, and for alerting on and finding impressive quantities of narcotics during his tenure, according to Bailey.

“Reign was an important member of our law enforcement family and will be dearly missed,” Bailey wrote. ” Our hearts go out to Officer Ayers’ family today as well, for their loss.”

Reign will be taken to Washington State University today so an exam can be performed to determine exactly what caused his death.

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8 Responses to “Chehalis police dog passes away unexpectedly”

  1. sw says:

    mothersagainstmeth – you are disgusting

  2. freethinker says:

    MothersAgainstMeth, I would wager that the average dog far exceeds the morality and decency of the average human.

  3. Patty Kaija says:

    Such sad news about Reign. My heart breaks for Officer Ayers.

  4. Ann Clow says:

    So sorry for your loss Officer Ayers. I’m sure he was a great partner . RIP.

  5. Shirley Johnson says:

    SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS SAD NEWS.
    MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH HIS HUMAN PARTNER AND THE ENTIRE POLICE DEPT. R.I.P.

  6. MothersAgainstMeth says:

    TANK LIVES! Sad to say we live in a society who puts animal lives above human lives and rights. Maybe he ate some evidence? I hope he was insured.

  7. David says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Chehalis police and the law enforcement community. We have met Reign at the vet office and he was a very pleasant Shepard. We thank officer Ayers and Reign for their service to this community.

  8. Teresa Roark-Guerrero says:

    Oh, so sad…so sorry to hear about Reign.God Bless that beautiful animal.

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