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NJ State Police announce passing of K9 Scales

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey state police announced the passing of one of their K9 officers, Scales.

On Dec. 30, 2020, K9 Scales was put to rest due to health issues. He was the faithful partner of Sgt. Glenn Robertson #5911 and served New Jersey from 2007 to 2017.

K9 Scales was named in honor of fallen Trooper I Christopher Scales, who was killed in the line of duty on December 3, 2002. K9 Scales was a patrol/explosive detection dog who was utilized in hundreds of deployments. He was also a member of New Jersey’s Detect and Render Safe Taskforce. Sgt. Robertson and K9 Scales conducted explosive sweeps for the State House, State government buildings, and sports concerts at MetLife Stadium. K9 Scales was also deployed for numerous bomb threats throughout New Jersey.

In 2012, Sgt. Robertson and K9 Scales assisted in explosive sweeps at MetLife Stadium for the Talmud celebration sponsored by Agudath Israel of America, where approximately 100,000 people were in attendance, and in 2014, they played a vital role in conducting safety sweeps at Super Bowl XLVIII.

K-9 Scales also assisted the State Police and local agencies in locating numerous suspects on canine tracks and assisted with perimeter security in hundreds of fugitive investigations and search warrants executions.

“Join us in thanking K9 Scales for his dedicated 10 years of service to New Jersey. He will be missed by the entire State Police family,” state police said.

(Photo: K9 Scales/Courtesy NJSP)

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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