Memorial to be held for Baytown K-9 officer who died from venomous snake bite

A memorial service is being open for all to pay their respects to a fallen member of the Baytown Police Department.

The service is to honor K-9 officer ‘Lenin’ who died on March 9 after suffering a bite from a venomous snake while conducting training in Baytown. It will be held on March 21 at 3:30 p.m. at Faith Family Church at 6500 North Main Street.

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Baytown police say the memorial is open to all who want to pay their respect to K-9 Lenin and offer encouragement to his partner Officer Kinzie.

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K-9 officer 'Lenin'  (Photo Courtesy of Baytown Police Department)

The service is said to end with final honors rendered by 4:30 PM.

K-9 Lenin was the first Explosive Ordinance Detection K-9 dog for the Baytown police and won the TOP Bomb Dog Award, second place for Bomb Scramble, and third place for Bomb Vehicles in Dothan, Alabama in February.