AISD K-9 officer dies after kidney failure

AISD K-9 officer dies after kidney failure

AISD K-9 officer dies after kidney failure

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by John Bumgardner

kvue.com

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 17 at 5:23 PM

AUSTIN -- The Austin Independent School District Police Department is mourning the loss of a retired K-9 officer.

An AISD spokesperson tells KVUE News Ofc. Buddy died after being admitted to the hospital for kidney failure five-days ago.

Ofc. Buddy started with the department in 2000 as the first K-9 officer for the district.

Buddy retired in 2012 after a long career helping to fight crime and even helping federal authorities capture drug cartel operatives in Austin.

AISD Police Chief Eric Mendez tweeted the news Wednesday along with a photo of Buddy saying, “1st K-9 for AISD PD passed away today. One of the best ever!”
 

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