Officer Josh Hwang

Edmonds Police Department

With unfortunate and continued grief, the Edmonds Police Department must announce to our community that K9 Ace passed away Thursday, August 24th. During continuous veterinary care, Ace was found to have a terminal condition that was in critical phases. Ace’s partner, Officer Josh Hwang, made the heart-wrenching decision to let Ace pass peacefully and end his suffering. K9 Ace was eight years old.

K9 Ace served Edmonds and the surrounding region since 2018. He was acquired from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, where he had served the City of Snohomish. K9 Ace was a popular favorite at community events and outreach programs, including Edmonds Citizen's Academy, Mukilteo Citizen's Academy & Youth Academy, local Boy Scout troops, school groups, and numerous other public demonstrations.

During his career, K9 Ace was deployed nearly 400 times, helping apprehend 105 suspects and locating nearly 100 items of evidence. In the last year, Ace was also certified in drug detection and had multiple finds. K9 Ace and Officer Hwang were a well-respected team throughout Snohomish County who helped make many communities safer.

Edmonds Police would like to thank members of the Marysville Police K9 Unit, who quickly established a support team at the veterinary clinic where Ace passed. This was an incredible show of support and unity amongst the police canine community.