Deputy Albert Clark and his wife received the flag and a photo of Konan after a ceremony at Heart of the Mountains Pet Resort where where the dog's  body was delivered for cremation. Other K9 units from Navajo and Apache County were present.  

APACHE COUNTY — The Apache County Sheriff’s Office has reported that a beloved drug dog has died. “It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of K9 Konan. Konan had served with the Apache County Sheriff’s Office for the last two years where he assisted in numerous drug arrests and patrol operations,” the ACSO Facebook page stated.

A funeral of sorts was undertaken this last week and the Navajo County Sheriff's Office attended. Other K9 units from Navajo and Apache County were present.  The NCSO’s canine drug enforcer is named Zolton, and he is still on the job. There was no word as to Konan’s cause of death.

“We would like to thank all agencies who assisted in honoring Konan during his last ride. Konan will be missed greatly,” stated the ACSO.

Reach the reporter at rlynch@wmicentral.com

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