A Final Escort: K9 Unit Kash Reaches the End of His Watch


The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, with heavy hearts, would like to inform our community of the passing of K9 Kash.

In the early hours of the morning today, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit had their final escort and salute for K9 Kash.

K9 Kash was an imported eight year old male German Shepherd certified in narcotics detection and tracking. K9 Kash served the Madison County Sheriff’s Office since April of 2019, after previously serving at a Northern Kentucky Police Agency, and held narcotics and tracking certifications from the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA) and the No Nonsense Patrol Dog Association (NNPDA). K9 Kash was tested and certified in the detection of illegal narcotics including; heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana.

Deputy Thompson and K9 Kash, with their combined talents and experience, were responsible for the seizure of illegal narcotics, monies in excess of $80,000 and firearms used for drug trafficking from the streets of Madison County. Together, Deputy Thompson and K9 Kash were responsible for numerous drug arrests.

During this time, the Sheriff’s office humbly asks our community to keep Deputy Thompson and his family in their prayers as they grieve the loss of K9 Kash.