The Gilbert Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their K9 units after he died from cancer. They said the K9 Murphy was recently diagnosed with a very aggressive and debilitating form of cancer. K-9 Murphy is a Dutch Shepard imported from Easter Holland in February 2013. During his first year and a half, Murphy distinguished himself in a Dutch dog sport called KNPV, which is roughly translated as Royal Dutch Police Dog Association. In these competitions the dogs are run through a series of police dog related tests, which include obedience, agility and suspect apprehension. Murphy underwent six weeks of training at the Gilbert Police Department where he was trained in narcotics detection and brushed up on his patrol dog skills.K9 Murphy was 7 years old. Gilbert police wanted to honor his life and career with the department.