NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Officer Syndi, a member of the K-9 Team in North Myrtle Beach, passed away Monday in the company of her handler, Sergeant Dana Griffin, at the Animal Hospital of North Myrtle Beach.
Officer Syndi was 3-years-old when she began her career as a narcotics detection and tracking dog in North Myrtle Beach, according to the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety's Facebook page.
K-9 Syndi was a Belgian Malinois imported from the Netherlands. Sergeant Griffin and K-9 Syndi completed their basic training in 2004. Since then, they both maintained national certification through the United States Police Canine Association in narcotics detection and tracking, according to the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety.
Officer Syndi is being laid to rest at the home of John and Dana Griffin in Loris. A memorial service for Syndi has not yet been scheduled.