Lee’s Summit Police Department remembers K-9 officer who died over the weekend

Image courtesy of Lee's Summit Police Department

Image courtesy of Lee's Summit Police Department

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The Lee’s Summit Police Department said their final goodbyes to one of the department’s two K-9’s on Sunday.

Police say Griff spent his final moments with his handler, Master Police Officer Steve Grubb. The K-9 had a terminal condition.

“Griff will be missed by all of our staff who served beside him,” department spokesperson Chris Depue said in a news release.

During Griff’s five years with the Lee’s Summit Police Department, Griff appeared at more than 130 community demonstrations and helped with seizing more then $13,000 in cash,  220 pounds of drugs and 84 apprehensions.

“During his five year career with us made a tremendous impact in this community with both his police work and his personality,” officer Depue said.


Griff (image courtesy of Lee's Summit Police Department)

Griff (image courtesy of Lee’s Summit Police Department)