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.
WTSP.com 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.
Trooper Zeller took his K9 partner Cuba on his final walk today. Cuba was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Friends and colleagues showed up to support Cuba as he performed his final act of courage. Cuba spent his lifetime in service to Missouri, and he will be missed. pic.twitter.com/71y0HwuHen— MSHP Troop D (@MSHPTrooperD) June 22, 2020