Memorial fund established for former Seymour police K-9

A retired Seymour Police Department K-9 has died, and officers are seeking donations for the department’s K-9 fund in his memory.

Jake, a German shepherd, served Seymour in his police duties from 2004 to 2010 and was responsible for the arrests of numerous suspects and the seizure of illegal drugs, police said.

He played a key role in getting the K-9 program restarted in Seymour and was one of two dogs, along with K-9 Koa, purchased at that time.

Jake died Sept. 19 at the age of 14 and had been under the care of Dr. Steve Sunbury at Seymour Animal Hospital for several years.

Woodlawn Family Funeral Centre handled the burial and memorial for Jake.

The dog was retired in early 2010 after being diagnosed with medical issues relating to his back and spinal cord. He continued to live with his handler and partner, Detective Cpl. Brian Moore.

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January Rutherford is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. She can be reached at or 812-523-7069.