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Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Photo by Mark Pummell/The Daily Standard

Mercer County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Fortkamp and K-9 Deputy Zak take part in training after the dog joined the department in 2010. Zak was found dead inside a cruiser at the sheriff's office Wednesday afternoon.

Related online story:
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office has suspended its K-9 program after the death of the department's second German Shepherd in two years.
Deputy Zak, who joined the department in 2010, was found dead inside a cruiser about 1 p.m. Wednesday by his handler, Deputy Chad Fortkamp. [More]
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