Veteran Washtenaw County K-9 deputy dies
Updated On: Jan 07 2013 10:09:46 PM EST
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of a veteran K-9 deputy.
Ziva, a 7-year-old female Belgian Malinois, has died after being retired several weeks ago with medical issues, the Sheriff's Office said.
Ziva was involved in numerous drug finds and seizures and a variety of other findings including firearms and evidence. She also helped find and arrest dangerous individuals.
Ziva most recently helped save a life when she found a suicidal individual in a wooded area, the Sheriff's Office said.
Ziva spent five years with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.
She became a significant member of her handler Deputy Gerrod Visel's family.