EUGENE, Ore. - The tragic shooting death of K-9 officer Mick has moved many in the law enforcement community. The Springfield Justice Center's own K-9 units, like patrol officer Justin Myers and his K-9 partner Fedo, are also feeling the weight of that loss.
10-year-old Fedo is about to retire from the force after a long successful career in Springfield.
Patrol officer Myers and Fedo have together they've caught about 60 suspects. Myers said the team’s relationship goes far beyond work.
After hearing news about K-9 officer Mick's shooting death in Portland, he immediately thought about that special bond he shares with Fedo.
“No one wants to lose a partner. No one wants to lose their best friend. He's kind of both for me. He'd be there to save my life in a heart beat,” said Myers.
The Springfield Justice Center has four K-9 units on patrol from 3 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Officer Myers said all of the Springfield Justice Center's thoughts and prayers go out to the k-9 units up in Portland.