Memorial service for fallen K-9 Officer Exo

Many gathered today to say their goodbyes to Pascagoula K9 Officer Exo who was killed in the line of duty.

Officer Exo’s ashes were escorted back from Mobile this morning. A memorial service for him was held at the Pascagoula Senior Center.

Exo and his handler, Officer James Prisock, were tracking a suspect wanted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department when the suspect fired on the officers, hitting Exo twice in the chest.

The dog was rushed to a vet, but couldn’t be saved. Rankin/Madison County K9 Unit Commander Chris Picou said, “The dogs can do things that we can’t. They can smell things that we can’t smell, see things we can’t. The overall goal is for the dog to protect us. That is the number one goal for the dog, but the things that they do outside of that and not just in the enforcement area, but in the education area.”

At the memorial, officers said kind words about Exo and how he impacted the force.

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