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K9 Bruno – Brownsville, Texas

Died – 4/23/15 Handler – Officer Juan Villarreal K9 Bruno Dies from heat stroke A Brownsville police officer was charged with the death of his K-9 partner. Investigators said the officer failed to follow protocol. The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. They handed the case to the district attorney who filed a charge of animal cruelty against the …

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K9 Igor – Kissimmee, Florida

Died – 4/21/15 Kissimmee Police mourning sudden death of K9 The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the death of a Kissimmee Police dog after a training exercise Tuesday, officials said. Igor, a 4-year-old German shepherd, had been with the department since 2012, Kissimmee Police spokeswoman Stacie Miller said. His handler, whose name Miller declined to release because of …

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K9 Bella – Maryland Correctional

Died – 4/15/15 K9 dies in vehicle fire K9 Bella died in a vehicle fire while being transported to the Western Correctional Institute in Cresaptown, Maryland. Two handlers were taking Bella and a second canine to the facility when their department vehicle caught fire as they drove along I-68, near 15 Mile Creek, in Flintstone, Maryland. The officers were able …

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K9 Aron – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Handler: Sgt. Coy Gilbert OKC Retired K-9 Passes Away A retired canine with the Oklahoma City Police Department passed away this week. Aron joined the Oklahoma City Police Department in the fall of 2003. He was assigned to his partner, Sergeant Coy Gilbert. Over a span of almost nine years, Aron had 119 apprehensions. That includes an assault with a …

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