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Streamwood Police Announce the Death of K-9 Zarak

Release date: 12/28/2010

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved police K-9 Zarak. Zarak passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday morning, December 28th, 2010. The purebred German Sheppard was 8 years old.

Zarak was the faithful partner of Officer Alex VanDerLinden and proudly served the Streamwood Police Department for 6.5 years. Zarak was also assigned to the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System’s Emergency Services Team. In addition, Zarak played an integral role in the Department's gang and drug enforcement efforts, as well as community events and our award winning DARE program.  He will be sorely missed.

Details regarding memorial services for Zarak will be forthcoming.