The Wyoming Highway Patrol has issued a release on the passing of K9 officer Wendy:
It is with great sadness the Wyoming Highway Patrol announces retired WHP K-9 Wendy, passed away peacefully from heart failure on November 9th, 2018. Wendy was well known for her desire and willingness to work and play, while producing some impressive seizures over the years. She began her career as a narcotic K-9 in 2009 assigned to the Big Horn Basin in District Five. During her 9 year career, she was involved in several narcotics-related cases and was deployed throughout Wyoming during concentrated HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) details on Wyoming highways.
Most recently, Wendy was assigned to Trooper Jeramy Pittsley in Cheyenne working on I-80 and I-25 as part of Division A. During her last year of service, Wendy and Trooper Pittsley were responsible for seizing over 700 lbs of illegal contraband. She retired from the Highway Patrol in September of 2017 due to health issues. Trooper Pittsley related she was spending some time with his family in Florida enjoying the warm weather when she passed away.
Our condolences to Trooper Pittsley and his family! Wendy was a valuable member of our K-9 team and she will be missed!