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Warren Co. canine deputy laid to rest

Posted at 9:14 AM, Nov 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-16 09:14:52-05

LEBANON, Ohio -- After a long batter with cancer, a Warren County Sheriff’s Office canine officer was laid to rest last Monday.

County officials said Kash had suffered from cancer for almost a year. Deputy Brian Lewis was there when vets put Kash to sleep.

Kash was a Belgian Malinois who started his serice with the department in 2009. He was originally trained in the detection of prescription pills and US currency. Officials said Kash was the first police canine to be training to detect prescription pills in the nation.

Kash was later trained to detect people, items, conduct handler protection, criminal apprehention and drug detection.

Officials said in a release that Kash was “truly an all encomapassing partner for our community.”

In addition to his role as a canine office, deputies said Kash was “always ready and available for petting by kids and adults.”

Even after his initial diagnosis, Kash continued to work until he was retired in July. He spent the last few months of his life at home with Deputy Brian Lewis.