It is with great sadness to announce the passing of retired K9 Sapper due to an aggressive medical condition. K9 Sapper served the Lee County Sheriff’s Office from June of 2006 to April of 2014. Sapper was partnered with Deputy Kirkby for past seven years with the Highway Interdiction Team. Sapper was also partnered with Sgt. Hoerner under the K9 unit. During K9 Sapper’s career, he had numerous narcotic and currency seizures. K9 Sapper also played a key role in a local currency seizure that turned into a federal money laundering case that involved multiple agencies in Florida and Massachusetts. On Monday, Sapper made the journey across the Rainbow Bridge with Deputy Kirkby at his side. Sapper will be greatly missed.