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Walla Walla County sergeant's K-9 dies unexpectedly

Walla Walla County sergeant's K9 dies unexpectedly (Photo courtesy of Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office)

WALLA WALLA COUNTY, Wash. - The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of their K-9, Gudy, who died unexpectedly.

Gudy died Wednesday morning at the age of nine at Washington State University Veterinary Hospital, according to a press release. Gudy had been working with the sheriff's office for six years.

Deputies said K-9 Gudy was partnered with Sgt. Dale Preas. Gudy was born in September of 2009 in Slovakia and received training in the Czech Republic.

Adlerhorst International then imported the K-9 to the United States.

The sheriff's office acquired Gudy as a donation after the Walla Walla Sheriff's Foundation purchased him with donated funds in November of 2012, the release noted. K-9 Gudy served with Sgt. Preas ever since.

"Gudy was an unconditional friend and loved the work he did. He was the best partner a guy could have," said Sgt. Preas.

K-9 Gudy is credited with tracking and finding numerous criminals in the county.

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