Highway Patrol K9 Wendy passes away

WYOMING – With great sadness, the Wyoming Highway Patrol announced retired WHP K9 Wendy passed away peacefully from heart failure on November 9.

Wendy was well known for her desire and willingness to work and play, while producing some impressive seizures over the years.  She began her career as a narcotic K9 in 2009 assigned to the Big Horn Basin in District Five. During her 9-year career, she was involved in several narcotics related cases and was deployed throughout Wyoming during concentrated HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) details on Wyoming highways.

Most recently, Wendy was assigned to Trooper Jeramy Pittsley in Cheyenne. The team worked on I-80 and I-25 as part of Division A. During her last year of service, Wendy and Trooper Pittsley were responsible for seizing more than 700 lbs of illegal contraband.

Wendy retired from the Highway Patrol in September of 2017 due to health issues. Trooper Pittsley related she was spending some time with his family in Florida enjoying the warm weather when she passed away.

“Our condolences to Trooper Pittsley and his family. Wendy was a valuable member of our K9 team and she will be missed,” said Lt. Kyle McKay on behalf of the department.

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