Havre de Grace, MD – Havre de Grace Police Department K9 Beny passed away on Jan. 17, after he was admitted to an emergency veterinarian hospital.
“Today we mourn the loss of K9 Beny,” the Havre de Grace Police Department said in a Facebook post. “K9 Beny served the City of Have de Grace, Harford County, and the State of Maryland with honor for over a decade.”
He was an “outstanding” K9, both on patrol and in drug detection, according to the department.
“His dedication and hard work led to many criminal arrests,” the agency added.
“K9 Beny will be missed by all officers at the Havre de Grace Police Department but especially his partner Cpl. [Brian] Daniels and his family,” the post read. “Please keep Cpl. Daniels and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they mourn the death of K9 Beny.”
In recognition of K9 Beny’s years of service, Havre de Grace Mayor William Martin ordered the city flags to be flown at half-staff, and had the city’s lights changed to the color blue in his honor.
“Officer Beny was a valuable member of our law enforcement community and a loyal servant to the citizens of Havre de Grace,” Martin said in a press release. “K-9 Beny was responsible for many arrests and for helping to place many criminals behind bars…Thank you for your service Beny. And that you Cpl. Brian Daniels.”
The Churchville Veterinary Clinic also mourned the loss of K9 Beny, who they called “one of our most beloved K9 dogs.”
“K9 Beny will be missed greatly by all the doctors and staff of the Churchville Veterinary Clinic,” the clinic said in a Facebook post.
“Our hearts go out to Cpl. Daniels, his family, and his fellow officers. We cannot thank you enough for all that you do to keep our families and communities safe,” the post read.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Havre de Grace Police Department and Cpl. Daniels in the loss of K9 Beny.
Rest easy, hero. Your life mattered.