The Houston Police Department says a K9 died Saturday night due to natural causes.
K9 Jake was 10 years old. He would have been 11 years old in August.
The department says Jake served the resident of Houston for seven years with his handler Senior Police Officer Brian Schmidt.
"Jakes service to the community will be missed," the Houston Police Department wrote on Twitter.
We are sad to report that one of our K9s, Jake, died last night of natural causes. Jake would have been 11 years old in August and served the residents of Houston for 7 years with his handler Senior Police Officer Brian Schmidt. Jake’s service to the community will be missed. pic.twitter.com/OKwWmmhWYw— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 2, 2018
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo also wrote on Twitter, "Please keep Jake’s handler Brian Schmidt and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Jake was a great member of our team and will be missed. RIP Jake."