Laramie County Sheriff’s Dept Mourns Loss of K-9 Officer Lyra

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

The Laramie County Sheriff’s Department is mourning the loss of one of its retired K-9 officers, Lyra, who passed away over the weekend.

Lyra worked for the department from June 2013 until her retirement in November. Some of her missions included working at Cheyenne Frontier Days and handling duties for presidential visits, such as sniffing for potential explosive devices.

“Lyra had plenty of toys, treats and love,” the department wrote on its Facebook page Tuesday. “Lyra will be missed, respected and loved. Thank you for your service girl, your watch has ended.”

Lyra was living in retirement with her former handler, Deputy Adrian Murray. They shared her last moments together over the weekend. The cause of her death was not announced.

One of Lyra’s colleagues at the University of Wyoming, Mulder, passed away back in March unexpectedly. He also spent July working at the Cheyenne Frontier Days grounds, checking for possible explosives.

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