Urich, one of the first dogs to serve in the Blue Springs police department’s K-9 unit, died Saturday afternoon during an emergency medical procedure, police officials said Sunday.
The German Shepherd from the Czech Republic worked with Officer Robert Unruh.
The department introduced its first K-9 unit in 2006 with a grant from the federal government covering the training costs for the dogs and their handlers, according to the department’s website.
Services for Urich had not been determined as of Sunday morning.
Lisa Gutierrez, The Star