HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - The City of Hoover announced the sad news Saturday that Hoover PD K9 Hans has passed away.
The post said Hans was suffering from an illness.
K9 Officer Lee Love released the following statement through the City of Hoover:
“He had been my partner for 11 years. He was an amazing K9 that built a reputation as one of the best explosive detection dogs in the state. We worked two Super Bowls, pro baseball games, NASCAR at Talladega, every Alabama home football game for eight years, did searches for Presidents, Vice Presidents, Supreme Court Judges, Dalai Lama and every VIP that came to the city of Hoover or surrounding area. While execution of criminal search warrants, he found evidence that has put 3 bad guys into Federal Prison. Besides all of this, Hans was a loving dog that was so gentle with everyone he met. There will never be another like him. I will miss my puppy.”