Former K9 Koa left 'lasting impression' with Clearwater PD

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The Clearwater Police Department is mourning the loss of a former K9, “Koa.”

Clearwater police announced Tuesday morning the passing of the retired K9. He served alongside his handler, Officer Scott Dawson, from 2005 to 2010. They both retired from the agency after.

Koa spent his remaining years as a member of Officer Dawson’s family, until he passed away. He would have turned 15 years old this year. 

The agency wrote on its Facebook page that Koa left an a “last impression on our entire agency.”

He will be missed greatly by his CPD family and by Officer Dawson’s family. Rest in peace, Koa, and thank you for your service to CPD and the community.