SHELTON, Conn. — Retired K-9 Officer Jager, who was remembered for his willingness to work and his many successes in tracking down suspects, died Tuesday, the Shelton Police Department announced.
Jager came to the Shelton Police Department in 2008, partially thanks to a donation from People’s United Bank.
K-9 Officer Jager was paired with his partner Detective Christopher Nugent, whom he worked with his entire police career.
"K-9 Jager was an asset to the department and assisted several local, state, and federal agencies during his career," police said in a statement. "K-9 Jager was an effective tool for law enforcement during major investigations in Shelton and other jurisdictions. K-9 Jager and his handler proved to be an effective team by combining Nugent’s law enforcement awareness and K-9 Jager’s willingness to work."
The K-9 officer assisted in 75 successful tracks and apprehended as many as 15 dangerous suspects, police said.
Nugent and Jager were also active in the community and were known for their many visits to area schools and community functions.
Jager retired in 2014 and continued to live with Nugent.
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