“K9 Cane went into cardiac arrest and lost his life at 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 14, in the arms of his handler Deputy Cole Piatt,” said a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office.
A necropsy is being performed to determine the cause of death.
The dog started his career with Deputy Piatt on Aug. 8. He was born Aug. 8, 2018.
The pair trained together and were state certified Sept. 25, according to the post.
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“K9 Cane had a promising career with our office,” said the sheriff’s office. “The passing of Cane will be a great loss for our agency, but even greater loss for Cane's handler Deputy Piatt.”
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