Wyoming Highway Patrol mourns death of K-9 trooper

Saying goodbye to a four-legged friend is never easy. That is certainly the case this week for the Wyoming Highway Patrol as they announced the passing of retired narcotics K-9, Lou.

Lou helped the WHP on over 400 calls. Our condolences from County 10 to Trooper Hardee.


WHP released the following information:

The Wyoming Highway Patrol is saddened to report the passing of retired narcotics detection K-9, Lou, this past Friday, September 25, 2020. Lou was paired up with Trooper Josh Hardee in 2009 and worked his entire career assigned to Division B, Casper. During his career, Lou deployed over 400 times resulting in the seizure of 25 pounds of marijuana, 75 grams of cocaine, 318 grams of methamphetamine, 350 grams of illegal pills, four illegal guns, and over $433,000 is illicit currency directly related to illegal drug trafficking.

Lou loved being around kids during his several educational school deployments where the students could meet him and play.

Lou retired in June of 2015 due to chronic health concerns with his joints and hips. Lou spent five more years in his retirement, enjoying his time with Trooper Hardee and his family playing, chewing on tennis balls, counter surfing, and watching over his family. Lou was able to enjoy two cheeseburgers and one final car ride before his passing.

Our condolences to Trooper Hardee and his family! Lou will be missed.


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