Jefferson County Sheriff's Office mourns passing of K9 Mink

Jefferson Co. K9 Mink (Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

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.

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."