A furry, retired bomb detection expert died Sept. 18, making him the third K-9 police dog that has passed away this summer, according to Prince George’s County Police.
Ari, a 13-year-old canine Belgian Malinois, served from October 2002 to December 2011 when he retired, according to police. He conducted bomb sweeps at FedEx Field in Landover, and offered assistance during presidential and foreign dignitary events, according to police.
“Ari was an incredible dog. He loved people and loved sniffing out explosives,” said Ari’s partner Sgt. Robert Heverly in a statement.
In August, Heverly lost another K-9 partner, Andy, and Maj. Edward Davey lost his K-9 partner, Maggie.