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Hanover, Va. – It is with great sadness that the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office announces the death of K-9 Cojack, who passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 10, 2019, from complications due to a medical condition.
Born in North Carolina, Cojack began his career with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office in December 2015. Cojack and his human partner were certified through the Virginia Police Work Dog Association on December 13, 2016. Cojack was trained to locate missing individuals and recover valuable evidence in criminal investigations, which he did on several occasions.
“Cojack was not only a member of the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, he was also a valued member of his human partner’s family. Cojack had a gentle and kind demeanor and was always a favorite at community meetings and presentations. We are truly thankful that Cojack was part of the Sheriff’s Office family for the past three years. He will not be forgotten but he will be missed,” said Colonel David R. Hines, Sheriff.