The department said Vex died in the arms of his handler Sgt. Brian Magliocca.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

MAHONING TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — The Mahoning Township Police Department is mourning the loss of K-9 Vex.

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The department said Vex died in the arms of his handler Sgt. Brian Magliocca on Thursday.

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He was born on Aug. 17, 2011, and began his career with the police department in July 2013.