The Fresno Police Department’s K9 Unit sadly announced the passing of one of its members – K9 Q.
Q was a 9-year-old Belgian Malinois partnered with Officer Ray Sellick, the Unit’s longest serving member and Unit Trainer. The two had been in service together for 8 years.
Throughout his years of service to the City, K9 Q was responsible for or assisted in the apprehension of over 250 wanted suspects. K9 Q was also one of the Unit’s Bomb Detection K9s, who worked with a number of agencies including the U.S. Secret Service, Homeland Defense, Department of Defense, and the California National Guard.
K9 Q was also popular with members of the community, performing numerous K9 demos throughout his years to service groups, school children, Neighborhood Watch groups, just to name a few.
Together, Officer Sellick and K9 Q won the prestigious title of “Top Dog” in several K9 trials throughout the Central Valley.
The Fresno Police Department says the K9 officer will be dearly missed. No cause of death was given.