VIDEO: Memorial service held for fallen Savannah Police Department K9

Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 9:25 AM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A memorial service was held Friday in Savannah for a fallen K9 officer.

Jas, a 3-year-old Belgium Malinois, died in a car crash on July 25 in Savannah.

Jas began his career with Savannah Police in 2019, and he was trained as a patrol and drug dog. Jas has worked with Officer Jon Lindsey since March 2021 when Lindsey joined the K-9 unit.

Together, they were a part of Savannah Police Department’s SWAT Team.

In their four months working together, Jas and Lindsey completed 37 arrests, including 26 felony arrests, 63 drug searches and three building searches. Their work led to the seizure of 121.15 grams of marijuana, 36.3 grams of meth, 284.3 grams of heroin, 26 guns, 10 vehicles and $10,218 in cash.

Lindsey was responding to a call when his police SUV was involved in a crash and overturned, according to Savannah Police. Jas was riding in the backseat of the SUV, which was designed to transport K-9s. Jas did not survive, and Lindsey did not receive serious injuries. The incident is under investigation by Georgia State Patrol.

The Georgia Police K9 Foundation is planning to add Jas’s name to the memorial dedicated to those who died in the line of duty at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. Donations in honor of Jas can be made here.

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