CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – The Charleston Police Department has said their final goodbyes to K9 Officer Jux. The 11-year-old pup served with CPD for almost five years before he was diagnosed with cancer and entered early retirement. Even after a front leg amputation, he didn’t stop serving his community with his handler Cpl. C.J. Howell.
Jux and Howell would travel to CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital to inspire kids and show them his disease would not slow him down. Jux was honored with a final salute as he left the animal hospital for the last time.
“When Metro gave out the moment of silence for him that brings it home. It really puts reality on what has happened,” says CPD K-9 Unit Commander Cpl. Young.
In a post on the Charleston Police Facebook page, they wrote:
” do something nice for someone today and say, that was for Jux.”