Duluth dog park dedicated to K-9 Haas
A Duluth dog park was renamed Thursday to honor police K-9 Haas, who was killed in the line of duty in January. The space at the Gary-New Duluth Recreation Center, 801 101st Ave. W., is now officially known as the K-9 Haas Memorial Dog Park.
Haas, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, was fatally shot by a domestic assault suspect on Jan. 13. His handler, officer Aaron Haller, also was wounded.
"Haas was a loyal companion and fearless protector," the Duluth Police Department said in a Facebook post announcing the dedication. "He did his job dutifully and joyfully so that we did not lose a human officer that night."