Memorial scheduled for Sheriff’s Office dog

A memorial service for K-9 Rex of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at the Peter Muhlenberg Middle School, 1251 Susan Ave., Woodstock.

Rex, a drug sniffing dog who had been with the Sheriff’s Office since July, died of unknown causes in early May. An autopsy by the State Veterinarian found that Rex suffered from a heart defect that may have contributed to his death, but reached no definite conclusion about how he died.