The Greenville Police Department announced the passing of K-9 “Fox” on their Facebook page Tuesday.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of K9 Fox. In 2006, K9 Fox joined the Greenville Police Department and was partnered with Michael Austin. During his career, he was credited with hundreds of arrests and removing over a million dollars in drugs from the streets. One of the many highlights of Fox’s tenure occurred in 2009 when Fox apprehended an armed subject who hijacked a bus occupied by students with special needs. Fox was awarded the “SONJA” award from the National Criminal Enforcement Association and was also awarded “A Hero of Heroes” by the Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs Board. He is remembered for his service to the department and he will be greatly missed!”