WORCESTER - On Friday, the Worcester Police Department announced the passing of K9 Ace, a 5-year-old German Shepherd, who had retired earlier this year after being diagnosed with kidney disease.
Ace was the partner of Sgt. Joseph Francese since 2018. Ace was certified in patrol and narcotics detection, according to the WPD.
Worcester Police describe Ace as “smart, drive and hardworking.” Ace is credited with many arrests and assisted with the seizure of large amounts of narcotics.
Ace took part in community policing and was often on patrol in downtown Worcester.
Please read the full Worcester Police dedication to Ace here:
Lead image courtesy: Worcester Police Department