CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — The Silver Spring Township Police Department announced on their Facebook page that K9 Bruder Winston died last Friday.
Bruder was a 10-year veteran of the department and had turned 12 earlier this month.
He was the first K9 for Silver Spring Township Police, and participated in more than 30 demonstrations and 300 plus active calls.
Sgt. Jenkins took Bruder to the vet on Thursday when he noticed he was having labored breathing and not eating. According to the post, the vet found fluid buildup around Bruder's heart and abdomen, and during a procedure Friday morning Bruder passed away.