Watch: Mo. officers give K-9 final pats after terminal cancer diagnosis

Missouri Highway Patrol K-9 Cuba was greeted by friends and colleagues during his final walk

By Sarah Calams

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol gave an emotional sendoff to a lifelong service member Monday — a K-9 named Cuba. reported that K-9 Cuba, who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, was greeted by friends and colleagues of the department during his final walk. His handler, Trooper Zeller, remained by K-9 Cuba's side the entire time.

"Cuba spent his lifetime in service to Missouri, and will be missed," the department wrote on Twitter.

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