On Nov. 9, 2015, after an almost year-long battle with cancer, Kash was laid to rest with his handler, Deputy Brian Lewis, by his side, according to a press release from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
Kash, a Belgium Malinois, began his career at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office in 2009. He was originally trained in the detection of prescription pills and U.S. currency. He was the first law-enforcement canine trained to detect prescription pills in the country, according to the WCSO.
Kash’s role and detection abilities later grew as he became certified by the State of Ohio in the tracking of persons, article detection, handler protection, criminal apprehension, and narcotic detection. He was truly an all encomapassing partner for our community.
His role in doing narctoic sweeps at local schools, detention facilities, shipping facilities or roadside searches will be a great loss to our county and to the law enforcement partners who he served. For those who got to see Kash at a community event know he was always ready and available for petting by kids and adults.
Kash continued to work, even after being diagnosed with cancer, until he officially retired in July of this year. He spent the last few months of his life at home with his best friend and handler Deputy Brian Lewis.