Normal Police mourning the passing of former K9 Officer

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NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) — Normal Police announced the passing of a retired K9 officer Friday.

K9 Barrett served the city of Normal from 2012 to 2019. Barrett retired in 2019 after he was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

During his seven years of service, Barrett helped seize over 37,000 grams of illegal drugs and assisted in 459 arrests.

Barrett enjoyed his retirement with his handler, Officer Cleveland.

Normal police are asking residents to keep K9 Barrett, Officer Cleveland, and family in their thoughts and prayers.

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