2 Loudon County sheriff's K-9 officers pass away

2 Loudon County sheriff's K-9 officers pass away

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Deacon (source: Loudon County Sheriff's Office) Deacon (source: Loudon County Sheriff's Office)
Denero (source: Loudon County Sheriff's Office) Denero (source: Loudon County Sheriff's Office)

LOUDON (WATE) - The Loudon County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday two of their long-time K-9 officers have died due to health problems.

Deacon and Denero, both nine years old, had each been suffering from cancer.

They were assigned to patrol and drug detection for the past six years with the department.

Both K-9s received a number of awards and commendations throughout their careers.

Deacon was handled by Lt. Paul Curtis and Denero was partnered with Cpl. Michael Watkins.

The sheriff's office says both K-9s were an asset for their deputies, as well as the community, and they'll be greatly missed.

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