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Cranston Police Department K9 Zeus Dies – NBC Boston

The police department in Cranston, Rhode Island, is mourning the death of one of its K9s.

Cranston police announced that K9 Zeus died Saturday afternoon after suffering a sudden illness. He was nine years old.

“K9 Zeus, along with his handler Sergeant Gregg Bruno, have served our department with great distinction, dedication and honor,” the department wrote in a Facebook post. “He left a lasting impact on so many over the years…he will be deeply missed!”

According to the department, Zeus was responsible for the seizure of narcotics, firearms and U.S. currency. He also successfully tracked down both criminals and missing persons, and was the star of many community demonstrations.

There will be a funeral procession for Zeus on Monday starting at 1pm at the Greenwich Valley Veterinarian. There will be a brief stop in front of Cranston Police Station around 1:45 p.m. for a final radio call before the procession moves to the Final Gift Pet Memorial Center for a tour and a final farewell.

The public is welcome and encouraged to line the route to pay their respects, police say.

The department said they, along with Sgt. Bruno, appreciate the many kind words and support they have received.

“Although Zeus has crossed the rainbow bridge, he will never be forgotten,” the department said, asking everyone to remember Sgt. Bruno in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. “Rest in peace Zeus!”