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State Police Announce Passing Of K9 Tron

HOLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) - State police announced the sudden death of one of their K9 officers, Tron.

In a Facebook post, police say Tron died due to a sudden medical condition. He was 9 years old.

K9 Tron was part of one of the state police's six explosion canine detection teams. He was assigned to Troop G in Centre County and worked with Trooper Christopher Massari for his entire career.

The Pennsylvania State Police regrets to announce the untimely passing of Canine Tron due to a sudden medical condition....

Posted by PA State Police on Friday, April 24, 2020

"He was known for his boisterous disposition and constant barking -- he could be heard approaching a scene from a significant distance away," the Facebook post reads.

It goes on to say K9 Tron was "was involved in numerous high-profile incidents throughout his career and kept untold numbers of citizens safe."

"Rest easy, Canine Tron. Thank you for your service."

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