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Portland police K9 passes away

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The Portland Police Bureau is mourning the loss of one of their own, a German shepherd named Roscoe.

His partner, Officer Shawn Gore, helped Roscoe through a successful career serving Portland. In his five years with the force he logged 134 captures and was part of the elite SERT team.

Almost 7 years old when he succumbed to an aggressive form of cancer, Roscoe was diagnosed on March 21 and passed away only five days later.

Originally named Isco Jipo-Me, he was born in former Czechoslovakia and brought to Canada before being recruited by Portland police in 2008.

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