The Meigs County Sheriff's Department lost one of its four-legged team members overnight.
Sheriff Keith Wood said Zack, a German Shepherd, died after his stomach turned. Zack was rushed to Charleston for emergency surgery but passed away, according to Wood.
Zack was being trained as a dual purpose officer to help aide with drug crimes in the county.
The K-9 unit is something Wood has made a priority since taking office in January.
Prior to Zack, it had been five years since the department had a K-9 unit. He said the department was ecstatic when Zack became part of the team.
The department will lay Zack to rest later today.
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