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Hernando deputies mourn loss of K9 Ike

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HERNANDO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

A 4-year-old K9 Officer, Ike, with Hernando County Sheriff Office K9 Unit passed away unexpectedly Thursday after an emergency surgery, Sheriff Al Nienhuis told us.

The sheriff said, the dog began convulsing on the way to a call with his handler, Hernando deputy Brandon Cox. Seeing his canine partner in distress, the deputy went directly to Animal Emergency of Hernando, Inc. in Spring Hill. 

Veterinarians diagnosed Ike with a condition that required an immediate operation. The dog didn't survive it.

Ike and Deputy Cox have served together for three years. HCSO is planning a memorial service.

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