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Local police K-9 dies during training

A local police dog passed away after a training incident last week.

On June 27 at approximately 10 p.m., Marion Police Department K-9 Units were conducting criminal apprehension and fence jumping exercises.

K-9 Assuan hit his head on the top rail of the fence and suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Assuan was transported to Comfort Veterinary Hospital but never regained consciousness. Despite all medical aid efforts, K-9 Assuan did not survive and was pronounce deceased at 10:38 p.m.

Please join the Marion Police Department in offering support to Officer James Meyerchick for his loss.

Assuan, a Belgian Malinois, had been with the Marion Police Department for five years.

Assuan will be cremated and turned over to Officer Meyerchick.

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