On Wednesday, July 31, LCC K-9 Police Ministry teams were joined by LCC Kare-9 Military Ministry and LCC K-9 Comfort Dog teams at the visitation for Officer Jose Leos of the Skokie (Illinois) Police Department. Jose was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Officer Leos was a dedicated law enforcement officer, who received numerous commendations for outstanding police work during his 13 years at Skokie PD. He was recently diagnosed with cancer, so his passing was a shock to all. He is survived by his wife and two children.
The following were honored to offer comfort to his family and friends:
LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dogs: Charity (Brookfield Lutheran - Brookfield, Wisconsin), Julia (King of Glory - Elgin, Illinois), and Nigel (LCC Staff); LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs: Brandy (LCC Squad) and Myra (St. Andrews - Park Ridge, Illinois); LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs: Chloe (Lord of Life - Elburn, Illinois), Eunice (LCC Staff), and Susie (St. Peter - Arlington Heights, Illinois).