POSTED: Friday, April 27, 2012 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 27, 2012 - 7:04pm
TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA — Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards announces that TPSO K9 Kazon passed away at the age of 15 on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Kazon lived with his handler Sgt. Tommy Ferrand and his family until his death.
Kazon’s life was celebrated by many. Kazon was among the first full time K9 Units established by Sheriff Edwards in 2004.
“Kazon loved to work,” Edwards stated. “Kazon remained an active and viable deputy until his retirement a little over one year ago.”
As a duel-purpose K9, Kazon made many apprehensions, drug detections and narcotics seizures. Sgt. Ferrand says that Kazon was feisty and full of life, however he had a short temper. These characteristics combined, with his love for “lemonhead candies” is what made him an excellent partner. It was only in the end that Kazon wanted affection and would let anyone pet him other than his handler.
“Kazon wanted to work even though his body did not allow him to,” says Ferrand.
Heavy hearts are walking around the TPSO and in the Ferrand household. Even though Sgt. Ferrand knows Kazon is in a better place, he says there is a hole in our hearts that will never be filled again.
Kazon, one of the finest K9’s of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, will be forever missed.
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