CORONA – Canine Joep, a Corona Police Department veteran K9 passed away at the age of fourteen last night.
Joep had worked for the Corona Police Department from 2006 with handler Sergeant Bryan Snow, who was an officer at the time. Joep was the very first Explosive Detection Dog for the Corona Police Department. For seven years Snow and Joep had an impressive career locating over 40 suspects.
“Joep conducted several sniffs for explosives over his career including a yearly trip to the Long Beach Grand Prix,” Corona Police Department officials said. “He also received several awards over his career including first place in the 2008 Ventura Canine Trial.”
When Bryan Snow was promoted to Corporal in 2013, Joep retired and the last four years has lived with the Snow family through his retirement. Canine Joep was 14 years old and passed away Monday night. “Our thoughts are with those who knew and loved Joep, including his handler Sergeant Bryan Snow and his family.” Corona Police officials added.
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