Cleveland PD mourning the loss of K9 Tessa

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Cleveland Police department announced Wednesday night that a former K9 officer, Tessa, has died.

Tessa was born on February 25, 2004 in the Netherlands.

TessaShe was purchased by Vohne Liche Kennels of Denver, Indiana in July 2005 and was trained as a Police K9.

In November of 2005, the Cleveland Police Department purchased Tessa to serve as a single purpose narcotics K9 alongside her K9 handler, Officer Brandon West.

K9 Tessa began working with Officer West in January of 2006.

While with CPD, she worked as narcotics detection and did many demonstrations for public relations purposes.

K9 Tessa served the City of Cleveland from 2005-2011, when she retired along with her handler.

Since that time, Tessa had been enjoying her relaxation time at home.



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