(FOX NEWS) – A K-9 officer was fatally shot in Florida on Sunday as authorities responded to a carjacking suspect.
Fang, a 3-year-old German shepherd, worked as a dual-purpose bomb detector and patrol dog for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
The dog was approaching a carjacking suspect when it was shot and killed, officials said. The suspect was eventually caught by another K-9 and was taken into custody.
Fang, according to the sheriff’s office, “played a vital role keeping everyone safe at special events and football games and captured some of the most dangerous criminals in our city.”
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