Perryville police mourn loss of K-9

Punter, a member of the Perryville Police Department’s K-9 unit, died Wednesday, June 7.


Perryville Police Department is morning the loss of K-9 Punter, a 6-year-old German Sheppard . Punter, who served Perryville for 4 years, was euthanized Wednesday morning after suffering from an unknown illness for a month.

Punter had several handlers with his last being Ptn. Chris Bradford. During his time at the department, Punter patrolled the streets of Perryville, keeping residents safe, and attending events for the Boy Scouts and D.A.R.E. graduations.

Assistant Chief Bill Jones stated, “Punter was a great working dog, he was extremely smart, but he was also a sweetheart of a dog.  He was certainly part of the police family. There is no doubt that he could lift the spirit of the guys when he came running into the station.  To say he will be missed is an understatement.”

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