MN K-9 Collapses, Dies Following Apprehension

A K-9 with the Forest Lake (MN) Police Department suffered a medical emergency and died following the apprehension of a suspect late Tuesday.

K-9 Ranger with his handler, Officer Nick Kent (Photo: Forest Lake PD)K-9 Ranger with his handler, Officer Nick Kent (Photo: Forest Lake PD)

A K-9 with the Forest Lake (MN) Police Department suffered a medical emergency and died following the apprehension of a suspect late Tuesday.

Forest Lake Police officers were helping the Minnesota State Patrol with a high-risk stop just after 11:30 p.m. when a suspect refused to cooperate, reports KARE.

Ranger, a Forest Lake K-9, was deployed by Officer Nick Kent and managed to get the suspect under control. Moments later the dog collapsed after suffering some sort of medical emergency and was rushed to University of Minnesota Veterinary Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A preliminary autopsy found Ranger died of a "cardiac event."

Ranger served the City of Forest Lake for seven years.

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