K9 Rex - EOW November 16, 2020

K9 Rex
End Of Watch 11-16-20

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit sadly announces the passing of K9 Rex. K9 Rex passed away early Monday morning with his handler at his side.

K9 Rex began to show signs of an illness last week and was sent for treatment immediately. He was diagnosed with an aggressive form of pneumonia. K9 Rex showed the true spirit of a warrior and fought until the very end.

K9 Rex had only been with the department for five months but that did not stop him from touching the lives of so many.

The bond formed between a handler and a working dog cannot be matched. Please keep his handler, Deputy Sean Kalmen, and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

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