Officer Ed Perez of the Tohono O'odham Police Department, lost his partner Yari. While Officer Perez had his vehicle sitting in the parking lot of their station, the AC malfunctioned. Yari has been with the K-9 unit since 2000.
Among his many achievements were 1st place narcotics detection 2001 Tucson area
K-9 Trials. His largest marijuana load was 1800 lbs, the smallest amount found was one seed under the rear seat of a vehicle. Yari had detected over 20,000 lbs of marijuana on traffic stops. Within the last month, Yari had three marijuana loads and an alert on a false bed for Border patrol that yielded 571 lbs of cocaine. Yari also had eight patrol apprehensions.
He a was an asset to the Tohono O'odham Police Department K-9 Unit and will be missed by Officer Perez, his family and the K-9