HOLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – State police announced the sudden death of one of their K9 officers, Tron.
In a Facebook post, police say Tron died due to a sudden medical condition. He was 9 years old.READ MORE: State Senators Grill Turnpike Officials On Lost Revenue, Suggest Border Tolls And Double License Plates On Vehicles
K9 Tron was part of one of the state police’s six explosion canine detection teams. He was assigned to Troop G in Centre County and worked with Trooper Christopher Massari for his entire career.READ MORE: COVID-19 Surge Drives Demand For Health Care, Creates Long Wait Times
“He was known for his boisterous disposition and constant barking — he could be heard approaching a scene from a significant distance away,” the Facebook post reads.
It goes on to say K9 Tron was “was involved in numerous high-profile incidents throughout his career and kept untold numbers of citizens safe.”MORE NEWS: 'All Hands On Deck': School Districts Continue To Battle COVID-19 Among Teachers
“Rest easy, Canine Tron. Thank you for your service.”