The Portland Police Bureau announced unfortunate news Friday that one of their K-9 officers had died after complications with surgery.
Officers said K-9 Rico was euthanized Thursday night.
Rico had been certified in patrol work since April 2016 and was partnered with Officer Jeff Dorn. Officer Dorn lost his previous K-9 partner, K-9 Mick, after he was shot while in pursuit of a burglary suspect in April 2014.
The 3-year-old German Shepard was born and raised in Springfield.
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