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Indiana State Police mourning the loss of K9 Zeus

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The Indiana State Police is saddened to announce the passing of K9 Zeus. Zeus was an 8-year-old German Shephard/Belgium Malinois mix who patrolled with Trooper Logan Hensley for the last year on the Indiana Toll Road.

Zeus was previously with Sgt. Tyson Waldron of the Fort Wayne Post for 5 years. Zeus came to ISP from Hungary and after completing his training he was originally partnered with Sgt. Waldron. Zeus originally retired because of Sgt. Waldron’s promotion, but circumstances changed, and Zeus was brought out of retirement and reassigned to Trp. Hensley.

As one might expect, Zeus was more than happy to leave retirement and get back to work doing what he loved.

Zeus was specifically trained in narcotics detection as well as suspect apprehension. During his career Zeus is responsible for the recovery of:

  • $540,700 in fraudulent credit cards
  • 56 illegally possessed firearms
  • 5 pounds of methamphetamine
  • 1.2 pounds of cocaine
  • 3.3 pounds of heroin
  • 361 pounds of marijuana
  • $145,094 in seized drug money
  • 12 suspect apprehensions

On October 14, 2022, Zeus was humanely euthanized after battling a sudden illness for several days.

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1 comment

David George October 19, 2022 at 6:13 pm

I am saddened that such a fine dog had to cross the bridge.
I am sure his friends are hurting too. My sympathies are yours.
Some say, just a dog but I know better. Truly our best friends

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