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Retired Manchester Police K-9 Tya Passes Away

The Manchester Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their former officers.

Tya served as the department’s K-9 from 2009 to 2018, working alongside her partner, Officer Brad Comer. 

Tya passed away last Tuesday. 

“The best part about being Tya’s partner for nine years was going to work and have Tya find illegal narcotics, people, and items that were hidden or lost,” says Officer Comer. “Tya was an easy dog to work with being she wanted to please me as her handler. Our success as a team was only because we had great fellow coworkers in law enforcement that did their jobs well and would request us to assist them in Delaware and surrounding counties. Thank you to everyone for sending kind messages and condolences following her death. Working with Tya to make our community a better place was truly an honor.”

Chief Jim Hauschild says Tya had a special personality that everyone loved. Hauschild says the citizens of Manchester were very lucky to have her working for them. “Tya’s service will never be forgotten.”


photos courtesy of Officer Brad Comer

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