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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Wilmington Police honored one of their own Wednesday.

Arko was euthanized last month because of a medical condition.

The 11-year-old canine served with the Wilmington Police Department since 2005 and was due to retire this month.

Chief Ralph Evangelous says the K9 Unit is an important part of fighting crime in our area.

“They are fearless. They work every day and they don’t take a day off, “ Evangelous said. “They just do a great job for us.”

WPD says Arko and his handler were responsible for numerous arrests and narcotic seizures during his career.


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