VBPD Mourns Loss of Accomplished K9

Thursday, May 09, 2019

It is with great sadness that the Virginia Beach Police Department announces the passing of one of their K9's.

Interdiction K9 Rex passed away on Wednesday May 8th.  Detective D. Kagel and his partner, Rex, began their interdiction career in Special Investigations in October 2008. During their 10 year career together, the team helped to seize hundreds of pounds of marijuana, several kilos of cocaine and heroin as well as over 2.6 million dollars.

Rex’s achievements include a United States Attorney award for his hard work in high profile investigations. Rex will be memorialized during the Departments annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service Friday, May 17th at 2:00 PM at the VB Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at 35th Street and Boardwalk.


MPO Linda J Kuehn
Virginia Beach Police / Public Affairs Officer