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“Ranger”  (PHOTO: Hanover Sheriff's Office)

“Ranger” (PHOTO: Hanover Sheriff's Office)

Ranger with his handler, Deputy Ben Bokor (PHOTO: Hanover Sheriff's Office)

Ranger with his handler, Deputy Ben Bokor (PHOTO: Hanover Sheriff’s Office)

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A Hanover County Sheriff’s Office K-9 named Ranger died on Saturday. The three-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd suffered from a terminal illness, according to the sheriff’s office.

“Our K-9s are a special part of our law enforcement family who faithfully serve alongside us every day,” Sheriff Col. David Hines said in a statement. “They start and end their tour of duty just like any other officer, and often face the same risks that our officers confront.”

Ranger and Hanover Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Bokor became a team in 2011. Deputy Bokor was with Ranger when the dog passed away, according to the sheriff’s office.

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