08/04/2012

Wis. police K-9 dies suddenly on duty

Justis was trained as a multipurpose canine fluent in narcotic detection, evidence retrieval, tracking, and officer protection

By Maureen Mertens
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

BROWN DEER, Wis. — Brown Deer Police Officer Brad Caddock was on duty on July 18 with his canine partner Justis when Justis unexpectedly passed way.

The news release from Brown Deer Police Department said the dog died of gastric torsion, a congenital defect, which most often occurs in large breed dogs, that moves quickly and can be fatal.

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