POLK COUNTY — Retired St. Croix Tribal Police K9 ‘Auggie’, passed away on Sunday, according to a news release posted on Facebook from the St. Croix Tribal Police Department.

News Release

It is with sad news that we mourn the loss of retired K9 Auggie as he unexpectedly passed away on October 4, 2020 with former K9 Officer Krupa and family by his side.

K9 Auggie was selected and trained at the Minneapolis/ St.Paul Airport and was trained for Narcotics Detection. After completing his detection certification in 2013, he teamed up with K9 Officer Krupa and they made a direct impact on the St. Croix Tribal communities. K9 Auggie helped make countless seizures of narcotics during his service including a stop resulting in the seizure of 26 grams of methamphetamine and a truck. They continued their work together until K9 Auggie retired in 2019.

He will be greatly missed by the St. Croix Tribal Police Department, and countless others.

Please keep Officer Krupa in your thoughts and prayers.

- Per St. Croix Tribal Police Department

Last Update: Oct 05, 2020 8:06 am CDT

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