Emotional farewell to sick K9 Officer

ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) - A recently retired St. Charles County K9 Officer passed away Thursday.   Officer Arias had just retired a few months ago after a dozen years of service.

The 14-year-old Belgian Malinois was recently diagnosed with liver cancer and was euthanized Thursday.  Fellow officers gathered at the veterinarian office to pay last respects and bid farewell to their colleague.

The emotional goodbye was also attended by Arias' longtime partner, Officer Brad Penuel.