A Toronto police dog who was on the job for seven years died suddenly after taking part in an investigation involving a gun on a bus.
Kash, a German shepherd was responding to a call with his handler Constable Matthew Butt around 5:30 pm Saturday in the area of the Don Valley Parkway and Wynford Drive.
The incident was called into police after a witness saw someone tossing a gun into a bus Saturday evening.
Despite a search, no gun was found. When Kash and Const. Butt returned to the station, the handler noticed the dog was in distress.
Kash was rushed to the local emergency vet service but died. The death was attributed to a medical reason.
In a tweet, the Toronto police K9 unit announced the death of Kash.
We regret to announce the passing of PSD Kash last night after an unexpected medical emergency. Kash served the City of Toronto for 7 years
Earlier this year, Kash and his handler captured four males after an attempted carjacking in the Jane and Wilson area. Two days later, the duo captured a man who fled into a ravine after shots were fired in Thorncliffe Park.