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Florida K-9 officer shot, killed chasing carjacking suspect

K-9 Fang, a 3-year-old German Shepherd that worked with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in Florida, was fatally shot Sunday in the line of duty.

(Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office )

A K-9 officer was fatally shot in Florida on Sunday, 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 the approach of a carjacking suspect when it was shot down and killed, the officials said. The suspect was finally caught by a K-9 and was taken into custody.

Fang, according to the sheriff’s office”, played an important role in keeping everyone safe at special events and football matches and captured some of the most dangerous criminals in our city.”

“We will miss you, FANG,” representatives wrote on Facebook mourning the loss of the K-9 officer. “You are gone but will not be forgotten.”

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