Scott Co. Canine Deputy unexpectedly passes away

Posted at 5:33 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 17:33:53-04

SCOTT CO., Ky. (LEX 18) — The Scott County Sheriff’s Office announced in a press release that one of its Canine Deputies, Niko, has unexpectedly passed away.

Wednesday, while being examined for some health issues, Niko was unexpectedly diagnosed with lethal health complications by the veterinary doctors and staff, according to the release.

After discussions about any possible treatments or emergency care, the very difficult decision to humanely euthanize Deputy Niko was made so he would not suffer anymore. Niko was partnered with Sergeant Josh Bedson and had bravely and excitedly served the citizens of Scott County and the deputies of the Scott County Sheriff’s Officer since 2018. Niko lived with Sgt. Bedson and his family.