Mississippi sheriff’s K9 dies in fire

Published 9:28 pm Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Deputies with a Mississippi sheriff’s office are mourning the loss of a K9 officer who died in a house fire.

Blade, a Belgian Malinois, worked for the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office. He just turned 8 years old last month.

Blade was trained in narcotics detection.

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A residential fire started on Saturday at the home of Blade’s deputy handler.

Fire crews were unable to rescue the dog from the blaze.