She led her handler to drugs. And when she wasn’t fighting crime, Mia also put smiles on the faces of people in the Roanoke community.
The Roanoke Police Department announced K-9 Officer Mia’s death from bone cancer on Tuesday. She was 9 years old.
Mia served the police department for seven years.
Mia, a German Shepherd Dog, was assigned to Sgt. Michael Thompson, whom she’s been with for the past five years.
She detected drugs and was involved in community outreach events such as Operation Miracle with the Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network.
Roanoke Police Department
End of Watch:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014