The Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies said their final goodbyes to one of their K-9 deputies yesterday. 

Cpl. Jerry Parks, K-9 Sabo’s handler, made the decision to put him down after he was recently diagnosed with a degenerative bone condition.

Sabo, who was 8-years-old, served the department for six years and the condition made it painful for him to walk. 

“Please keep our department, Cpl. Parks and his partner Sabo in your thoughts and prayer during this difficult time,” the Sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.