Hemet’s K9 Jack loses fight with cancer

Photo courtesy of Hemet Police Dept. K-9 UnitK9 Jack and his partner Officer Matt Gomez worked together for four years. ■ By Kyle Selby / Reporter Jack, the 6-year-old Belgian Malinois K9 officer of Hemet’s Police Department, passed away April 23 after a short battle with cancer. The following Tuesday night, Jack was honored by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the Hemet City Council during a special memorial ceremony held in the City Council chambers. “Over the last four years, we’ve had the incredible support of this department,” his handler, Officer Matt Gomez, choked between tears. “I always made it very clear that he wasn’t just the City’s dog, he

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