BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - Figo, the K-9 partner of fallen Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis, has died.
The Friends of Figo Facebook page released a statement on Tuesday stating Figo fought "a battle of illness for the last several months, but in the end it was a battle he could not win."
Figo passed away at his home peacefully in his sleep, nearly four years to the date Officer Jason Ellis died.
Figo, worked beside Ellis until Ellis' death in May of 2013. The post also states "The family would like to thank everyone for their support over the years, and now they ask for your prayers once again during this difficult time."
The details for a memorial service honoring Figo will be announced soon.