He’ll be chasing down druggies in heaven now

He’ll be running down druggies and prowlers up in the great police department in the sky from now on. The Evesham Police Department lost one of its own on Tuesday, April 26, as Justice, a Canine unit for the department, was put down.

According to the department, Justice was almost 15 years old when he was put to rest on April 26. He served as a member on the Evesham Police Department’s Canine unit for six years, retiring from duty in 2007.

During his years of service to the department, Justice assisted patrol officers on hundreds of calls for service, building searches, missing person searches, suspect apprehensions, was responsible for the arrests of countless people and the confiscation of large quantities of narcotics. Justice was also instrumental in the seizure of numerous motor vehicles, a large amount of property and currency. He also participated in numerous community relations functions such as demonstrations for youth groups.

He will be greatly missed by handler Sergeant Joseph Friel, his family, and the men and women of the Evesham Police Department.