K-9 Blek answers last call
CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office announced the passing of K-9 Blek, a black Malanois/German Shepherd mix. Blek was 4-years-old and had a distinguished threeyear career with the sheriff’s office.
K-9 Blek was playing ball with his handler Dfc. Chris Ahearn on Sept. 8 when he suddenly collapsed from a seizure, the sheriff’s office said. Ahearn took K-9 Blek to a local veterinarian, where he was stabilized and then transported by the Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services to an emergency veterinary facility in Annapolis, where he died.
“Blek is one of the type dogs every sheriff’s office or police agency would love to have,” said Sheriff Gary Hofmann. “He was a great dog, great partner, and great member of our team. He was out there on the front line of the fight against drugs in Queen Anne’s County.”
K-9 Blek was a multipurpose dog trained in and used for drug patrol, contraband searches, criminal apprehension and public educational appearances. During his career, K-9 Blek performed 235 drug scans and assisted in 148 arrests, resulting in the seizure of $15,405 in drug money and nine vehicles.
Deputies from the agency remember how much he enjoyed playing ball and his absolute love for chicken nuggets. He was a high energy dog who loved to work, loved his job, and loved people, they said.
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K-9 Blek with his handler Dfc. Chris Ahearn