Village mourns loss of K9

Photo provided: Waynesfield Police Department's K-9 Unit was put down Friday due to a sudden illness.
Staff Writer

The Waynesfield Police Department has lost one of its own. K9 Yukon passed away on Friday after battling a sudden illness.

Yukon was suffering from either a tumor pressing up against the spinal cord or a ruptured disk, Police Chief Nathan Motter said.

With the cost factor along with the fact that Yukon would have been paralyzed and would’ve been in pain, council decided at a special meeting Friday to put Yukon down.

A memorial service will be held for Yukon at a later date. According to Motter, after Yukon was euthanized his body was going to be cremated and once they receive the remains, they will have a better idea of when the service will be held. Motter anticipates it being on a Saturday and it will be held at Legacy Park.

See Monday's paper for the full story.