Police K-9 dies after suffering medical emergency during training
LAS VEGAS (KVVU/Gray News) - Authorities in Las Vegas say one of their police dogs has died this week while training.
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a K-9 named Kimura died after suffering a medical emergency.
Officials said Kimura suffered the emergency while training at the LVMPD K-9 Operations Center.
The 6-year-old Dutch Shepherd was taken to an emergency veterinary clinic for treatment but died shortly after.
Kimura joined the police force in Las Vegas in June 2019 and was awarded a Purple Heart for his bravery after surviving the 2020 attack.
Kimura also competed in the Las Vegas Police K-9 Trials in March, taking home the “Tough Dog” award.
The department said Kimura’s loss will be deeply felt by his handler and his family.
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