Three Rivers K9, Hondo, passes away

Posted at 1:47 PM, Jun 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-17 13:47:23-04

THREE RIVERS, Mich. – The Three Rivers Police Department announced Wednesday that their K9 passed away.

Hondo died Sunday at Michigan State University after being diagnosed with cancer.

Hondo had been part of the department since 2010 after community support and fundraising throughout St. Joseph County.  The police department says that Hondo found seven pounds of narcotics at a residence while on a call on the night of his graduation from basic training school.  Recently, Hondo tracked and helped catch two men who burglarized a local convenience store.  Over $1,000 in merchandise was returned in that case.