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‘Will truly be missed’: Officials announce sudden death of Lake Villa Police Department canine

Officials announced the Lake Villa Police Department’s canine died unexpectedly on Saturday following more than five years on the department. The Lake Villa Police Department said Tuesday afternoon that it was “with a heavy heart” to announce the death of Canine Atticus. Atticus died unexpectedly in his sleep at home Saturday evening. He was an […]

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‘Will be greatly missed:’ Winthrop Harbor police canine dies of medical emergency after recently retiring

Authorities are mourning the loss of a Winthrop Harbor police canine who died after suffering a medical emergency following his recent retirement from the department. The Winthrop Harbor Police Department said Thursday they were saddened to announce the death of retired canine Hondo. Hondo served the village with his handler, Sgt. Bill Bogdala, beginning on […]

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North Chicago Police Department announces death of retired canine who worked in department for years

The North Chicago Police Department announced that one of their retired police canines recently died after previously serving several years on the force. The department made the announcement Tuesday morning, saying “it is with heavy heart” to announce the passing of canine Capone. The canine died on May 31. Capone served alongside his handler, North […]

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‘Rest easy’: Retired Marengo Police Department canine Shadow dies at 14 years old

The Marengo Police Department announced that canine Shadow, who retired in 2017 after serving seven years on the department, died on Friday. “It’s with deep sadness we announce the passing of K9 Shadow,” the Marengo Police Department said on social media Friday evening. Shadow had just turned 14 years old last week. He was born […]

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‘We are incredibly saddened’: Lake County Sheriff’s K-9 Diesel dies of cancer

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the passing of canine Diesel, who died of cancer on Saturday, just days before his eighth birthday. Lake County Sheriff’s Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli said Diesel was recently diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. The cancer was already in an advanced stage, Covelli said. Diesel, badge number 2614, passed […]