Marana Police K-9 “Atlas” dies on the job

Marana PD K9 passes away
Marana PD K9 passes away(Marana PD K9 passes away)
Published: Jun. 24, 2021 at 1:17 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) -The Marana Police Department announced one of its K-9 officers has passed away.

The PD says K-9 Officer Atlas died while on duty last night.

KOLD is told Officer Barton was riding with his K-9 Atlas. Towards the end of their shift, Officer Barton noticed Atlas was “unusually quiet.” When Officer Barton stopped to check on Atlas, he was found deceased.

MPD says Atlas’ death was unexpected and a necropsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of Atlas’ death.

Atlas was ceremoniously escorted to Pima Animal Care Center by MPD and TPD.

The Department asks that the public please keep Officer Barton, his family, and the K-9 officers in your thoughts during this difficult time.

“We will miss you Atlas! Thank you for your service.,” said the Department in a statement.

It is with great sadness to inform you that K9 Officer Atlas passed away on duty last night. He was ceremoniously...

Posted by Marana Police Department on Thursday, June 24, 2021

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