unknown - May 7, 2011
Following 10 years of service to the Payson Police Department, K9 Officer Kodiak Barr passed away on May 7, 2011.
Kodiak, Badge No. K9-2, was the partner of his handler Sergeant Les Barr of the Payson Police Department.
Kodiak lived more than 13 years and is accredited for locating more than $1 million in drugs from the Payson area.
He is also accredited with awards and commendations, including those presented in many Police K9 competition events.
On any given day Kodiak could be in a classroom with kindergarten students with his gentle manner, then on duty with the K9 force in a matter of minutes.
A memorial service may be scheduled at a later date.
Final care was entrusted to Ponderosa Pet Crematory of Flagstaff.