Community asked to remember K9 Deputy Kid

(Provided Photo/Macon County Sheriff's Office) (Provided Photo/Macon County Sheriff's Office)

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Macon County Sheriff's Office will hold a procession to honor the life of a K9 officer. 

K9 Deputy Kid's funeral will be held on Friday. The funeral is closed to the public, however the sheriff's office is asking the public to line the procession route to show their condolences to Kid. 

The procession will start at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home at 2091 N. Oakland Avenue and end at the west doors of the Macon County Courthouse at 253 E. Wood Street. The pathway will move along Oakland Avenue, Wood Street, South Main Street, Washington Street, Franklin Street and Water Street. It will pass in front of the Law Enforcement Center near the end of the journey. 

Police say the urn containing K9 Deputy Kid will be presented to officer Alan Engdale, the man who worked with Kid during the dog's career. Officers say there will not be any speeches at the end of the ceremony.

Kid passed away from a medical complication at the age of six. Deputies say the dog had a pre-existing medical condition that contributed to his death, adding he died from complications.

The Macon County Sheriff's Office will release the finalized route in the coming days. 

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