FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Fort Myers Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their beloved German Shephard K-9 officers.
Officer William Schulte was forced to make the decision to euthanize Zeus, a 7-year veteran of the force, after tests determined Zeus was suffering from an aggressive type of cancer last week.
According to FMPD, Zeus conducted hundreds of building and vehicle searches, tracked down dozens of fleeing felons and put is his life on the line on more than one occasion. But he also had a softer side in his love for children. They say that Zeus was a favorite at community events and would sit still for hours while kids took their turn showing their appreciation.