The Greenville Police Department made the heartbreaking announcement Wednesday afternoon that K-9 officer, Rex passed away.
The department explained in a post on social media that Rex died after his body failed to respond to medications for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Officer Robert Pemberton, who is the K-9 handler for the department said, “It was apparent that Rex was suffering and his quality of life could no longer be preserved.”
Rex, who was born in June of 2010, served as the Greenville Police Department’s K-9 since December of 2012.
“Rex passed away surrounded by his human family and he will be missed.”