Sita, first K-9 assigned to Salt Lake County Jail, passes away

Sita, the first K-9 assigned to the Salt Lake County Jail has died, officials said Thursday. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County Sheriff

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, July 11, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The first K-9 assigned to the Salt Lake County Jail has died, officials said Thursday.

In a Facebook post titled “All Dogs Go to Heaven,” Salt Lake County Sheriff’s officials said: “In the case of Sita, the first K-9 assigned to the Salt Lake County Jail… no doubt Sita is there. Sita became a hero to our organization and loved visiting our folks often.”

Sita recently passed with handler Toby Olson and family watching over her, the post said.

“We honor the service of this team and are saddened for the loss of our first K-9,” the post said. “A spot for Sita waits at the Rainbow Bridge. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Olson family as they grieve this painful loss.”

The post did not say how Sita died.

Numerous people also commented on the post. One comment said: “Thank you Sita and Toby for your service. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to know Sita through being a friend of the Olsons and will miss her dearly. Toby you were a great master to Sita and I’m sure without a doubt she took a big chunk of your heart. Cherish the memories and smile when you think of her. RIP Sita.”

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Another comment stated: “You both are amazing, thank you for your service Sita. So grateful I was able to see your amazing work. Just seeing you lifted us up at the jail. I know you are a leader of the pack over the rainbow bridge. Sniff that air and wag that tail, many are missing you.”

Yet another comment said: “So sorry Toby, that’s a hard one. Sita was such a special officer with a great handler. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family;
Sita, run wild and free.”

Sita, the first K-9 assigned to the Salt Lake County Jail has died, officials said Thursday. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County Sheriff

 

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