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Farewell to a K-9

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(CBS/AP) LINWOOD, N.J. - A New Jersey police K-9 who once captured a man who shot two policemen was given a hero's send off after the animal had to be put down due to failing health.

Officers and their K-9s from a dozen southern New Jersey departments gave the cancer-stricken Rosko a full salute Monday, as he arrived at a veterinary hospital in Linwood before being euthanized.

Before being taken to the hospital, The Press of Atlantic City reports the 8-year-old dog did one last round of exercises at Atlantic County K9 academy with his partner, an Atlantic City police officer.

In 2006, Rosko captured a man who fled into the woods after shooting two Egg Harbor Township officers.

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