(WAFB) - The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (LAOSFM) is mourning the death of one of their own, K-9 Daisy.
Daisy, a 12 year old black Labrador, died Tuesday, April 16 after a cancerous tumor was discovered. Daisy joined LAOSFM in 2009 and served the Lafayette, Lake Charles, and Alexandria areas with her handler, Lt. Keith Reed. She was certified for accelerant detection through Maine State Police and the Maine Specialty Dogs program. She was one of only two K-9 teams at LAOSFM when she first joined.
LAOSFM says her duties included accelerant detection at fire scenes. In 2017, Daisy and Lt. Reed were awarded the K-9 Team of Year award just days before her retirement.
“Even though Daisy had been away from day-to-day operations for more than a year, she was still considered an integral part of the SFM family and her loss still felt deeply. We will always be appreciative of K-9 Daisy for her service to the state of Louisiana,” said State Fire Marshal Chief Butch Browning.
Daisy enjoyed playing fetch with her ball and working for treats.