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Police dog dies of heart attack while chasing suspect

December 10, 2002 00:00


On Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at 12:07 p.m., "Lex", the K-9 partner of Officer Bert Combs died of an apparent heart attack while tracking a suspect. Lex was a 7-year-old German Shepherd and 6-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau. Lex was also one of two Portland Police Bureau K-9's trained as a member of the SERT team. Lex was responsible for the capture of 126 suspects during his six years with the Portland Police Bureau. Lex is the third dog trained by Officer Bert Combs since he joined the K-9 unit in 1986. Officer Combs is a Master Trainer of police dogs in the State of Oregon.


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