Hero Down: Princeton Police Department K9 Renda Succumbs To Lymphoma

Holly Matkin

Princeton Police Department K9 Renda served her department for seven years.

Princeton, IL – Princeton Police Department (PPD) K9 Renda died on April 15, following a “courageous battle with lymphoma,” according to her department.

The PPD announced the beloved K9’s death in a Facebook post later that day.

K9 Renda, a Belgian Malinois, came to the PPD from the Czech Republic, according to the department’s website.

She was certified in tracking, narcotics detection, handler protection, and article/building search, Vested Interest in K9s said in a Facebook post.

“Renda was involved in several drug and cash seizures during her career and was actively training as a drug dog until her recent illness,” the department’s post read. “Renda was a friendly dog, participating in numerous community events such as National Night Out, Citizens Police Academy and K9 demonstrations for schools.”

She served alongside her human partner, Princeton Police Officer Erik Sorenson, for seven years, the PPD said.

“We will miss Renda and her contributions to our community,” the department’s post read. “Our thoughts are also with her handler, Officer Sorenson, as he grieves the loss of his partner.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Princeton Police Department and Officer Sorenson in the loss of K9 Renda.

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What an Absolutely beautiful dog what a treasure she must’ve been for her intelligence and her agility and her loyalty!!
I’m sure she will be greatly missed, Rest In Peace Sweet Girl - you’ve deserve it ♥️♥️


RIP K9 Ofic. Renda. Your life mattered.




RIP Renda.. We lost our Fur Baby to Lymphoma..such a horrible disease. So deeply sorry Officer Sorenson...

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