Portsmouth Police Dog Dies

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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ)—A K-9 member of the Portsmouth Police Department has died.

The chief’s office says “Robby” passed away on Thursday after a short illness. “Robby” had been a member of the department since 2002. His current partner was Officer Lee Bower.

“Robby” was a dual-purpose canine, trained in both narcotics and patrol duties.

Acting Chief of Police, David Thoroughman says Robby "served our community for six years and accounted for the search and apprehension of numerous felons, and the recovery of drugs and illegal contraband in the Portsmouth and Scioto County areas."

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