UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – The Prince George’s County Police Department Special Operations Division-Canine Section announced with deep sadness the passing of K9 Bella on April 3, 2023. Bella, a bloodhound, was the loyal partner of Cpl. Michael Cicale, and had been with the agency since 2011.
Bella started her career with the late Cpl. Ritchie Smith, and during her 12-year tenure with PGPD, her remarkable skills and keen sense of smell helped locate multiple missing individuals and track down suspects.
She was a faithful partner who will be truly missed by her colleagues and the community she served.
Bella was 13 years old at the time of her passing.
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