A memorial service is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday in Conway for K-9 Jari, who was assigned to the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit, according to authorities.
The dog was euthanized after police learned cancer had returned and spread throughout the dog’s body, according to a news release. In 2009, Jari was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma and was treated and later released back to full duty.
Jari was donated to the DEU by Surfside Beach police and Conway police DEU agent Jeremy Brown was the dog’s handler, according to authorities. During Jari’s career, DEU agents had seized $1.3 million worth of illegal drugs and $750,000 in financial seizures.
A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Cemetery on S.C. 544 near Conway. The public is invited.
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