VANCOUVER – Terrace’s only police dog ‘Rook’ passed away suddenly on Tuesday of natural causes.
Cst. Angela Rabut from the Terrace RCMP said in a statement “It is with a heavy heart that I advise police dog Rook passed away yesterday of natural causes during a training exercise.”
Rook, a nine-year-old German Shepherd, worked with his handler Cpl. Jarrod Trickett.
“PDS Rook was a hardworking, dedicated, member of the RCMP, serving the people of British Columbia well,” said Radut.
His cause of death has not been released at this time.
Rook was the region’s only police service dog so now the RCMP are in the process of acquiring another one.
“In the interim our area is being covered by the Prince George police dog,” said Radut.
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