Police dog dies after roof fall

A police dog has died during a training exercise. Baron, a five-year-old German Shepherd working for Essex Police, was taking part in an exercise with his handler near Chelmsford on Monday when he fell from a roof.

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Dog killed in training paired with handler 'for four years'

Baron had been paired with his handler for the last four years. Essex Police says they had made many arrests together:

He was injured and taken immediately to a veterinary practice but sadly he had to be put to sleep.

The circumstances surrounding this tragic incident are currently being reviewed.

Baron's handler and family are understandably very upset.

– Essex Police statement

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