"Metro" who served on the Michigan State Police Canine Unit, had been retired at the time he lost his battle with the disease
Metro served from October 4, 2004 until May 29, 2012 and was a faithful partner to trooper Matt McCaul during the span of his career.
He enjoyed retirement as a family member to one of the shift commanders of the Metro Post in Oak Park
Police dogs play a large role in crime prevention, search and rescue and in finding narcotics.
"He was a crime-fighter, bad-guy chasing, fence jumping and cat-hating servant of the citizens of the state of Michigan," said Lt. Michael Shaw. "He will be missed by all members of the MSP."