A hard working Redding Police K-9 has passed away at a very young age. Hank has been partnered with Officer Chris Kofford since April of last year, and in that time he was used more than 150 times for building or area searches, high risk car stops, article searches, and as a force option. Hank has assisted in apprehending 75 people, including six violent criminals. Hank was known for his good nature and positive personality. Hank contracted an aggressive form of cancer and died last Thursday at the age of 2-and-a-half years.