April 03, 2013 15:30It is with a sad heart that the Portland Police Bureau announces the sudden death of one of its K9 partners, Roscoe. Roscoe was a German Shepherd and the long-time canine partner of Officer Shawn Gore.
On March 21, 2013, Officer Gore noticed Roscoe was not feeling well and took him to a veterinarian. Roscoe was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer that had spread throughout his body and died 6 days later on March 26, 2013.
Roscoe was almost 7 years old; he was born on May 22, 2006. His original name was "Isco Jipo-Me," and was born in the former Czechoslovakia and imported to Canada. He was purchased by the Poilce Bureau in 2008 from a vendor in Washington.
Roscoe had 134 captures, with his last capture being on February 14, 2013. Roscoe was also one of the Bureau's three SERT K9's
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Sgt. Pete Simpson