Albion PD mourns loss of K9 Rex

File photo by Tom Rivers: Robert Wagner, an Albion police officer, did a demonstration with Rex, the department’s K9, in this photo from Aug. 7, 2018 during National Night Out at Bullard Park. Wagner had Rex sit and show other obedience. Rex also found a ball that one of the children hid in the field as part of the demonstration.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 December 2022 at 5:31 pm

ALBION – The Albion Police Department announced today that Rex, the department’s retired K9, has passed away.

Rex teamed with officer Robert Wagner from 2015 until Rex retired on Dec. 29, 2019. Wagner was recently promoted to sergeant with the Albion PD.

“Rex had many accomplishments in his career and was certified in tracking, patrol and advanced narcotics detection,” the Albion PD posted on its Facebook page. “Rex was the goodest of boys and will be greatly missed by all of us.”