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The case of the mysterious death of Omaha PD's honorary squirrel

OMAHA, Nebraska-- A squirrel who appeared to be a regular at the Omaha Police Department in Nebraska has died, the department tweeted on Tuesday.

The squirrel, who had its own Twitter page, was found dead in the police department's parking lot, Officer Mike Bossman announced on Twitter. He also shared this photo:

Officer Mike Bossman tweeted that he had just fed the squirrel that morning. And that, "Life is short!"

The squirrel was beloved by the department, where it was shared in its Twitter page bio that it liked, "Granola bars, buffalo flavored sunflower seeds, and traffic cops," and was, "fostering positive Police/Squirrel relations since 2016."

Police said they are not investigating the squirrel's death.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified the location as Oklahoma. It is Omaha, Nebraska.

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