ROSEVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) – Tragedy has hit the Roseville Police Department’s K-9 unit again. After Major, a police dog that got stabbed and is no longer in service, another police dog from the unit died last Friday.
Tasco, whose partner was officer Tom Gray, was brought into the University of Minnesota Veterinary Hospital, after he was running a temperature and lethargic. Doctors ran a series of tests and determined Tasco had a bacterial infection around his heart. A short time later, Tasco died.
Roseville Police officials said they are grateful for the care that the university veterinary staff provided to Tasco. He had been a member of the Roseville Police Department since 2006.