Procession honors Janesville Police K-9 that died following cancer battle

JANESVILLE, Wis. — A former Janesville Police K-9 that died earlier this week was honored Thursday with a procession.

K-9 Fred died Tuesday after a years-long battle with melanoma. He joined the Janesville Police Department in November 2015 and continued to work despite the cancer diagnosis.

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Police said he died peacefully Tuesday with officers and his family surrounding him.

Fred was honored with an event in Janesville, after which the procession made its way to Madison.