A Texas police dog has died after running into a tree during a training exercise.
Amarillo police on Monday announced the death of the 5-year-old Dutch Shepherd named Bruno.
A police statement says the accident happened Sunday morning. Bruno was running to retrieve a training aid used as a reward when he ran into a tree. The dog died at the scene.
A veterinarian said the 85-pound dog had external injuries, indicating the animal likely broke his neck on impact.
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Bruno had worked with Cpl. Kaleb McCarrell for two years and lived with the officer.
The Amarillo Police Department has three patrol and narcotics detection canines, two Belgian Malinois and a Dutch Shepherd, in service. The Department also has a Labrador that is an explosives detection dog, the department wrote in a statement.
The department's canine unit will arrange for the dog's burial.