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Sheriff’s office’s K-9 dies

SEBRING - The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office lost one of its K-9 dogs Tuesday, and a funeral procession of patrol cars escorted it enroute to its final resting place. The dog had to be put down for medical reasons, said a news release from the sheriff’s office. No details are known. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Nell Hays said a formal news release will be put out Thursday “when we have had the opportunity to gather all the pertinent details and photos of his career.” “Thank you in advance for understanding our loss,” the news release said. “We appreciate your respect for our privacy at this time.”