It is with great sadness that the Bellevue Police Department reports that retired Police K-9 “Jack” passed away peacefully on Thursday the 20th, just shy of his 14th birthday.
Jack served as a Bellevue Police K-9 between 2007 and 2014 with his partner, Officer Tim Stoutt. After his retirement from dedicated service to the Bellevue community, Jack lived with the family of Detective Alex Slusser for over four years.
K-9 Officer Brad Knudtsen, remembering Jack:
To say that Jack was intense would be a gross understatement. Jack captured over 60 criminals during his tour of duty. Those of us that knew him and worked around him had a healthy respect for Jack’s capabilities, both in the apprehension and tracking skillsets. Jack was one of those dogs that made you earn his respect. Tim Stoutt would be that first to tell you that Jack was a challenge to work, but he caught criminals, and that is what it is all about.
Detective Slusser wrote this of Jack:
I have attached a picture and video of Jack to illustrate his awesome transformation from working K-9 never having been an indoor dog, to spoiled house dog who had an affinity for birthday parties (he turned 13 this past June) and opening Christmas presents. My wife and I are comforted knowing that we gave Jack an amazing four and a half year retirement, full of snacks, sleeping in bed with us and plenty of woods and yard to sniff and play in.