CPD’s retired K-9 Rex dies the day after Christmas

A retired K-9 for the Columbus Police Department died the day after Christmas.

K-9 Rex, who retired from service this past February, died Monday, police said. Rex began working for the department in July 2008 with K-9 Officer Chad Lehman and made nearly 250 apprehensions before his retirement.

For more on this story, see Thursday’s Republic.