Family gives police officer tribute to late K-9 partner

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Courtesy Cassandra Berg Courtesy Cassandra Berg
Courtesy Pasco Police Department Courtesy Pasco Police Department
PASCO, Wash. (KAKE) -

A family from Washington state gave a special gift to a police officer who recently lost his former K-9 partner.

The Pasco Police Department dog, named Lemon, died this month after health struggles that started when his intestines became knotted, according to the Tri-City Herald

Lemon spent eight years working with the department and died at the age of 10.

During one of the many times he went out on patrol with Officer Josh Madsen, one call had a big impact on the Berg family.

After learning about Lemon’s death, Cassandra Berg and her family put together some of the photos contacted Cuddle Clones. The Kentucky-based company creates stuffed copies of pets.

Cassandra and family went to the police station on Monday with the gift to present to Madsen. showed up at the police station Monday with a smaller version of Lemon to present to Officer Josh Madsen.

"It was a great reunion and we are so thankful for their permanent reminder of #K9Lemon!" the Pasco Police Department said on Facebook