K9 Shadow passes away after battle with health complications

K9 Shadow (Photo: Terre Haute Police Department Facebook Page)
K9 Shadow (Photo: Terre Haute Police Department Facebook Page)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Sad news in the law enforcement community and for the city of Terre Haute. This as K9 Officer Shadow has passed away at the age of 10.

Terre Haute Police Chief John Plasse confirmed the news on Saturday. He says K-9 Shadow was put to rest on Friday.

Plasse says K9 Shadow’s health was deteriorating. He had lost the use of his back legs and suffered from seizures.

K9 Shadow worked with the Terre Haute Police Department under his handler, Officer Brent Long.

This year marked five years since Officer Long was shot and killed in the line of duty. He was attempting to serve a felony warrant at the time. His partner, K9 Shadow, was shot and injured too in the incident and had undergone multiple surgeries.

In a statement, the Terre Haute Police Department said that Shadow will always be remembered for his bravery and dedicated service.

Chief Plasse says a memorial service is being planned to honor the K9 officer.

News 10 will keep you updated on further details as we receive them.