Alabama K-9 who died after drug contact honored at memorial

  • A Tuesday, July 30, 2019 photo shows Alabama K-9 Jake, who died after coming into contact with a narcotic during a prison contraband search, was honored Tuesday with a 21-gun salute and commendation from Gov. Kay Ivey at the Staton Kennel Complex in Elmore. Pictured in the portrait is Jakes handler Sgt. Quinton Jones. (AP Photo/Blake Paterson)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama K-9 known as both the best narcotics-sniffing dog in the state and a “knucklehead” was honored at a memorial service Tuesday after he died searching for drugs during a prison sweep.