Jackson County sheriff staffers mourn death of K-9 Chance, who served ‘fearlessly, loyally’

Aggressive cancer kills four-year K-9 veteran, credited with narcotics busts and apprehending dangerous suspects
Chance was deployed for more than 450 incidents. (Jackson County Sheriff's Office photo)

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WKBT) — Staffers at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office are mourning the untimely death of one of their own: K-9 Chance, who died after battling an aggressive form of cancer.

“Chance served the citizens of Jackson County and his handler fearlessly, loyally and without hesitation,” according to a sheriff’s department news release Monday.

Chance began his law enforcement career in November of 2017 and served until his diagnosis in last month.

During his four years in the sheriff’s K-9 unit, Chance was deployed for more than 450 incidents, “resulting in numerous narcotics finds and multiple apprehensions of dangerous suspects,” the release said.

“Chance made countless contributions to our mission to protect the public, and he made our county a better place for its citizens,” said his partner, Sgt. Stan Edington.

“He will be incredibly missed as an asset to the department, to myself as my partner and to his family at home,” Edington said.

Edington thanked the staff of the Osseo Veterinary Clinic — especially Drs. Linda Giese and Nathan Norby — who “helped give him peace and comfort in his final days.”

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