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Pennsylvania K-9 Dies After Falling from Roof in Training

June 07, 2018  | 

A Pennsylvania police K-9 died Wednesday from the injuries he suffered after falling from the roof of a building during a training exercise.

K-9 Choper died from injuries sustained during a training exercise. (Photo: Conewango Township PD/Twitter)
K-9 Choper died from injuries sustained during a training exercise. (Photo: Conewango Township PD/Twitter)

K-9 Choper was a 5-year-old German shepherd who served with the Conewango Township (PA) Police Department for three years, reports WICU. He was injured around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday and died at a veterinary hospital shortly after midnight.

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Jon Retired LEO @ 6/7/2018 7:56 PM

My condolences to the Conewango Police Department. There is nothing worse short of losing a human being than a beloved pet and partner. Takes a long time for that pain to go away.

EODK9Trainer @ 6/8/2018 3:33 AM

Obviously mistakes were made here and I'm sure this kind of training will be set up differently in the future. RIP Choper.

chris @ 6/9/2018 9:21 PM

As a former K9 handler, I was taught that dogs have no depth perception. If we conduct a roof search, the K9 will be on a lead. My condolences.....

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