After 10 years of service, retired Phoenix Police K-9 Gilly passes away

K-9 Gilly (Phoenix Police)

The Phoenix Police Department is mourning the loss of Gilly, a former K-9 who died on Sept. 16 while at home with his family.

Gilly began working with the department back in 2009 as a patrol dog trained in narcotics detection and served for more than 10 years.

The K-9 retired with his handler in 2019.

He "spent the last years of his life being spoiled by his family," police said.

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