JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office noted on Facebook on Wednesday morning, January 20th that one of its K9 deputies had passed away.
Mink was diagnosed with a tumor and had surgery last Monday. However, officials say Mink's quality of life did not improve and he was laid to rest on Tuesday, January 19th.
A Facebook post on Mink's passing said the following:
"Mink and his handler, Deputy Gukich made an excellent team and we will all miss him as part of our family."