Covington police mourn the loss of ‘decorated’ K-9 officer

Ernie, a retired Covington police K-9 unit, died of cancer on Friday.

Covington police are mourning the loss of Ernie, a retired K-9 officer who made headlines during his nearly decade-long career. 

Ernie died of cancer on Friday, Capt. Justin Wietholter said in an email to The Enquirer. 

"Yesterday we lost the most famous K-9 in Kenton County history," Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders said in a tweet Sunday. "Rest easy Ernie." 

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