After a lengthy fight against cancer, a Coralville police K9 received a fitting tribute earlier this week. Ivan was laid to rest Wednesday afternoon.

A post on the Coralville Police Department Facebook page paid honor to the dog with these words:

Police K9 Ivan was laid to rest yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon after a long battle with cancer. We will always honor Ivan for his dedicated service to the officers and citizens of Coralville and Johnson County. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his handler, Officer Bender. Rest in Peace Ivan.

According to CBS 2, Ivan was the only K9 on the Coralville police force. Today, he's no doubt running again and looking for bad guys... in a place, there are likely none. Rest easy, Ivan, and thank you for your service to the people of Johnson County.


[via CBS 2]