For years, Maki the police dog helped find missing people, apprehend criminals and recover evidence of crimes.
Now, the Bloomfield Police Department is mourning the loss of their K9. Maki died due to an ongoing medical condition.
Maki entered into police service with his handler, Officer Brian Grant, in March 2009 and became a recognizable face in the community. The team visit public schools, the senior center, day care facilities, health care facilities and other public institutions.
“He will be missed by all,” police said in a statement.
Maki was certified in patrol and narcotics detection and through the years of service, Maki and Grant have been one of the most professional and effective police K9 teams in the region, according to police.