- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - A 10-year-old German shepherd who was part of the Tempe Police Department’s K-9 Unit is dead.

Police say the dog named Deuce died suddenly during a training exercise Wednesday night.

They say the dog collapsed and was rushed to an animal hospital, where he died.

The cause of death couldn’t immediately be determined.

Police say Deuce was skilled in apprehending criminals and sniffing out narcotics.

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