Newtown Police K9 Saint Michael passed away last night. Saint had recently been diagnosed with cancer. Newtown Police said in a Facebook post that they sincerely appreciate the medical staff at NVS Animal Hospital of Newtown for trying to give Saint a fighting chance. Despite his cancer diagnosis earlier this month, police Ofc. Felicia Figol said he was very playful and in great spirits. Officials believed that with the right treatment plan, and with his great physical condition, his life could have been extended for at least a year if not more so his death was not expected.