Lewes K-9 Officer Passes Away After Seven Years Of Service

Lewes Police have announced the death of a K-9 officer.

On behalf of the men and women of the Lewes Police Department and his partner PFC Tyrone Woodyard, I am sadly announcing the death of our beloved Police K9, Blue, said Chief of Police Thomas Spell.

Blue, a 9 ½ years old Belgian Malinois, was “hired” and started his service to the citizens of the City of Lewes in March of 2013 and provided over 7 years of dedicated service. Blue has made dozens of criminal apprehensions over the years, located illegal drugs, and seized thousands of dollars in suspected drug-related money.

He also protected his partner, other police officers, and the public by his mere presence at crime scenes and events.

Equally as important is the community-oriented and highly visible public presence Blue has provided the City in hundreds of public events and walks within our downtown and neighborhoods.

I would like to thank PFC. Woodyard and his entire extended family for providing Blue with a warm and loving home atmosphere, said Spell. “Rest easy Blue, we’ll take it from here”

Blue passed away on September 13, 2020.

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