EAGAN, Minn. - Officers in Eagan are mourning the death of a K-9 officer who served the community for more than 5 years.
Zebo was being treated for a serious intestinal disorder at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center. While recovering from surgery the dog contracted pneumonia, complicating his recovery.
On March 8 Zebo's condition deteriorated rapidly, and veterinarians concluded Zebo would not recover. Due to his suffering and declining health the department decided Zebo would be euthanized.
Zebo served with the Eagan Police Department for five years alongside Officer Robbe Waller. The duo was well known in the community for a large number of public demonstrations and regular appearances at local events. As a team they were dedicated crime fighters who apprehended many criminals in their tenure.
With the passing of Zebo, Eagan Police Department are left with just one canine, Badger, until another dog can be located and trained.
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