Retired Mass State Police K-9, Known For Tracking, Dies

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts State Police announced the death of a retired law enforcement dog on Friday.

The former K-9, Jäger, has been with the state police for nine years before retiring in the spring of 2016. He joined in 2007 when he was 14 months old.

"Jäger was responsible for many narcotics seizures, but he [sic] best known for his tracking ability," Massachusetts State Police said. "During his career, he successfully sniffed out 188 suspects or missing persons, including lost children and missing Alzheimer's patients."

After retiring, he became a pet for his handler Lieutenant Tim Blackwell and his family.

"Like all law enforcement dogs, Jäger has earned well his free time over the Rainbow Bridge," Massachusetts State Police said.

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