Hoquiam K9 Enno Put to Sleep
KXRO has learned that Hoquiam K9 Enno’s battle with cancer has ended.
Hoquiam Police Sergeant Jeff Salstrom said that Friday night, he made the decision to put Enno to sleep after days of declining health. Salstrom said that “it was time”.
Enno’s treatments for a rapidly growing malignant tumor began in October of last year. This was a tumor that ended his career as a police K9.
Enno’s passing will be recognized at the Hoquiam City Council meeting Monday night. He was officially “retired” in a Proclamation by the City Council on January 14.
During Enno’s career with Salstrom, he made a total of 57 suspect captures. As a commissioned officer, all Hoquiam officers are wearing mourning bands over their badges. Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney has ordered all flags at half-staff at city buildings through Wednesday.
Able to celebrate his 10th birthday in January, Enno had been with Salstrom as an apprehension and narcotics canine since 2005.