YAKIMA, Wash. - A retired Yakima K9 officer who passed away in July is being honored in a big way by a nationally recognized nonprofit.
Kazan served the Yakima Police Department for over seven years until retiring in 2013. He was 13 when he passed away over the summer.
He will be featured with his own spread in Project K9 Hero’s 2018 calendar, including a photo and a short synopsis of his life.
Project K9 Hero is nonprofit that aims to protect retired police and military working dogs across the country.
The organization does this by honoring them in retirement, ensuring them the best possble quality of life and providing assistance with medical costs, food and end of duty services, according to its website.
The calendars can be purchased with a $25 donation. All profits going toward supporting Project K9 Hero’s mission.