SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The San Bernardino Police Department is mourning the loss of Elroy, its longest-serving canine.
The San Bernardino Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1bBG0MD ) the Belgian Malinois (MAL-in-wah) was 10 years old when he died recently of a stomach condition.
For the past eight years, the dog served with his partner and trainer Officer John Echevarria, assisting with searches and suspect-apprehension.
The K-9 unit will hold a memorial service for Elroy on Wednesday at City Hall.
The newspaper says the department has three remaining canines: one drug-sniffing dog and two patrol canines.
Information from: The Sun, http://www.sbsun.com
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