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Virginia State Police (VSP) are saddened to report the loss of a K-9 Officer last night.
VSP Trooper Jesse Lewis and his K-9 partner Duke worked with the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force out of Fauquier County.
K-9 Duke was in pursuit of subjects involved in a hit and run in Shenandoah County when he suffered heat exhaustion.
Despite emergency medical treatment K-9 Duke did not survive his condition and died with Trooper Lewis and family by his side.
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