Oakland County K-9 deputy dies after battling cancer

By: Mary Beth Almond | C&G Newspapers | Published January 11, 2022


OAKLAND COUNTY — Longtime Oakland County K-9 Deputy Bob Loken died Jan. 8 after a battle with cancer, officials said.

According to a press release from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Loken, 51, died at home surrounded by his family. 

“It is with incredible sorrow and sadness that I announce that Deputy Bob Loken passed away this morning after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer,” Bouchard said in a Jan. 8 press release. “Deputy Loken was well recognized and highly respected as a Master K-9 Trainer throughout the law enforcement community.”

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said Loken was employed by the Sheriff’s Office for nearly 27 years, beginning his career in 1995.

Loken leaves behind his wife and three children. 

“He was a friend to all who knew him, and his legacy will continue on through this agency for decades to come,” Bouchard said in the press release. “Please keep the Loken family in your prayers as they navigate this unimaginable loss.”