It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of K-9 Deputy Ocho, who passed away early this morning due to natural causes. Ocho faithfully served the Clay County Sheriff’s Office for four and a half years with his partner and best friend, Corporal Tyler Edwards. Ocho worked as a dual purpose K-9, proving to be an invaluable partner to many agencies in Clay County and the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area.
Those who worked with Ocho knew him as the K-9 that loved to work. Nothing excited him more than getting into the patrol car and waiting for Corporal Edwards to reach for the radio mic. K-9 Ocho has been recognized publicly several times for his exemplary service, including Christmas Eve 2014 when he was able to track down a stolen engagement ring taken from a burglary in Kansas City, Missouri. (https://www.kmbc.com/…/clay-county-k9-helps-catch-b…/3477598)
Ocho had a special place in his heart for children and enjoyed the days he was able to visit school and church groups. He loved watching children interact with Corporal Edwards and welcomed them to pet him and give him treats.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office family will never forget Ocho’s dedication to safeguard fellow deputies and the citizens of Clay County. We will forever honor his life, his service, and his legacy.
Details for an upcoming memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Thank you for keeping K9-Deputy Ocho and Corporal Edwards in your thoughts.