Hero Down: Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office K9 Argo Succumbs To Illness
Spotsylvania, VA – Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office (SSO) K9 Argo succumbed to a fatal illness on March 27, according to his department.
“It is with heavy heart that the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of K9 Argo,” Spotsylvania Sheriff Roger Harris said in a Facebook post later in the day.
K9 Argo, a six-and-one-half-year-old German shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix, began his SSO career in April of 2015.
Sheriff Harris said the beloved K9 was a “decorated member” of the department, and that he was also the 2017 recipient of the [Virginia Police Canine Association] narcotic case of the year award.
K9 Argo served his community alongside his human partner, SSO Deputy B. Seay.
In addition to his work in the field, K9 Argo also enjoyed spending time with local children.
In 2018, Sheriff Harris posted photos of Deputy Seay and K9 Argo participating in the Read Across America program at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s Salem Church Branch.
“K9 Argo enjoyed it as much as the audience!” the sheriff wrote in his post.
“Please keep his handler, Sergeant B. Seay in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” Sheriff Harris said.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office and Deputy Seay in the loss of K9 Argo.