MOORESVILLE, NC — Retired K9 of deceased Mooresville police officer Jordan Sheldon has died, according to the organization, Sheldon’s K9s, Facebook post.
Loki had been with the Mooresville Police Department from 2012 to 2017 and was assigned to Sheldon in 2015.
Sheldon, a six-year veteran of the department, was shot and killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop in 2019.
After Sheldon’s death, his family brought Loki and Sheldon’s personal dog, Rampage, to their childhood home, where Loki spent his days. The organization said Loki died on Saturday surrounded by his family.
Sheldon’s K9s said that Loki was known to be difficult at the police department, but Sheldon took the time to work with him and train him.
“His family remembers Jordan saying he wanted to give Loki the chance to just be a dog and the rest would fall into place. And it certainly did. Jordan’s commitment and care for Loki turned him into an entirely different dog with a sweet demeanor and unwaveringly loyal,” Facebook said.
The organization covered Loki’s veterinary and food bills after Sheldon’s death. Sheldon’s K9s said it was Sheldon’s dream for an organization to help retired dogs.
“The family would like to thank the following people for their love and care for Loki throughout his life: Mooresville Police Department K9 Unit, Lori and Denisa of Fuzzy Faces Grooming in Midland, Dr Sophia Catania and Hillery Rosendall of Greenock Farm Veterinary Hospital, and Hartsell Funeral Home,” the Facebook post said. “Our only hope in this incredibly sad time is that Loki will be welcomed at Heaven’s Gate by Jordan with open arms.”
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