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Florida sheriff's office remembers K-9 Triton

The sheriff's office says K-9 Triton died this week from "unforeseen natural causes."
Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

TAMPA, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is saying goodbye to one of its K-9s. 

The sheriff's office says K-9 Triton died this week from "unforeseen natural causes."

K-9 Triton's name was fitting since he worked with his partner Master Deputy Service to patrol Port of Tampa Bay. 

The 7-year-old K-9 was in explosives detection and protected Port of Tampa Bay from any potential threats, the sheriff's office shared in a Facebook post. 

When he wasn't at work, K-9 Triton loved belly scratches and playing with all eight of his four-legged brothers and sisters his family had rescued, the sheriff's office said. 

"Thank you for your service K-9 Triton, you will be missed. We know you will continue to watch over Deputy Service and Port of Tampa Bay," the sheriff's office wrote in its post. 

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of K-9 Triton. Overnight, Triton passed away from unforeseen natural...

Posted by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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