Riverside County

Riverside County Sheriff's Department Mourns Death of K-9

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A K-9 with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department died Friday during a search for a wanted suspect, the department said via Instagram. 

“With great sorrow and a heavy heart, we announce the passing of K-9 Rudy. Rudy succumbed to injuries tonight sustained during the search for a wanted suspect,” the department said in a post. 

Rudy and his handler, Deputy Day, had recently received a first place honor at the Las Vegas Metro Police K-9 Trials in the Handler Protection Category, the department said. 

No further details were immediately available. 

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