Memorial Service for K-9 Roxy to be Held Saturday

(LOOGOOTEE) – A Community Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 6th at 1:00 p.m.

The memorial service will be held at the Martin County Community Center located at 2668 U.S. 50 in Loogootee.

K-9 Roxy died on January 25, 2021. Roxy was given her name by students from Loogootee when she became a member of the the police department in 2014.

Roxy was used more than 175 times and was responsible for 139 arrests. Her last call was on January 15th. She was request to walk around a vehicle and alerted to possible drugs inside. Officers seized meth and marijuana.

In January, Roxy was diagnosed with Blastomycosis, a fungal disease that infects the respiratory tract. It then spreads throughout the body and infects other organs. Beating the disease is rare.

Captain Jason Hennette worked along side Roxy for more than seven years.

Thoughts and prayers are with Captain Hennette and his family.