ALBANY, N.Y. -- It was a sad day for State Police at Troop G.
K-9 Alex has passed away; he was 12 years-old.
Alex served with his partner, Trooper Robert Schlegel in Saratoga from May 2002 until his retirement last January.
Throughout his career, K-9 Alex was involved in the arrest of several criminals.
His most noteworthy case came in September 2005, after tracking down the man who shot fellow State Trooper Sean Finn from Troop B.
Alex also served as a bomb detection dog at Albany International Airport.