Riki, a retired LPD K9 Unit, passed away Tuesday night (February 5th) from a sudden illness.

Riki retired in the summer of 2018 after serving as a narcotics detection K9. He spent the rest of his time with his partner, Corporal Gruner of the Lubbock Police Department.

"He loved what he did and was always ready to go assist," said Cpl. Gruner.

See the original tweet from the Lubbock Police Department below.