Passaic County sheriff’s police dog Leo dead after six years of service | Paterson Times

Passaic County sheriff’s police dog Leo dead after six years of service


A police dog that sniffed and led to large drug seizures in Passaic County has died, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.

K9 Leo died on Wednesday.

“Today’s sudden death of K-9 Leo is a huge loss to not only the Passaic County Sherriff’s Office but to all the residents of Passaic County,” Berdnik said. “During his long career with the sheriff’s department, K9 Leo had numerous apprehensions and large drug seizures protecting the residents of Passaic County.”

Leo was in service from 2013 to 2019. Last July, he graduated a second K-9 academy. He also won police dog competitions. He and his partner, detective Sebastiano Biondo, were crowned champions of the 2018 United States Police Canine Association National Detector Dog Trial competition.

Berdnik said since Leo died on duty, an inspector’s funeral is being planned for April 3.

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    Its inhumane to have these dogs go after drugs.It is known that the dogs get reactions off these dangerous drugs and suffer mental issues like depression, psychosis etc etc. Bomb dogs do not get them.

    • bigron

      Of course it is. Instead of the dog, they should use you to sniff up someone's ass crack looking for drugs.

      • John

        Lol. That's guy is a joke

  • John

    Against Police Dogs? That's so funny. I would have never thought how someone could be so naive, in better words STUPID! This is what coming to America and then being put through Paterson schooling gets you. Dogs under depression? So stupidly funny.

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    RIP beautiful dog.

    • xanny1026

      animal sex is abuse too go turn yourself in