Killeen police mourn death of K9 officer
K9 Officer Todd Shoemaker of the Killeen Police Department, passed away suddenly Saturday.
The Killeen Police Department (KPD) Facebook post Saturday afternoon announced that Officer Shoemaker, “passed away unexpectedly in his home this morning.”
The post continues with details about the KPD Officer's career and K9, “Officer Shoemaker started his career with the Killeen Police Department in January of 2006. His faithful K9, Arco, began training together since 2013.”
KPD Police Chief Charles Kimble said, “Officer Shoemaker’s untimely passing has saddened the entire KPD family. He is going to be missed by all who knew and served with him. “
No details were available about the cause of death.
However the Killeen Police Department ask that “you keep his family, his friends, and our officers in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”