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Placer County police dog ambassador dies in sleep

RIP: Police dog Scout
RIP: Police dog Scout Placer County Sheriff’s Office

A police dog who served as an ambassador for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office K-9 corps has died of apparent kidney failure.

Scout, who had a four-year tour of active duty in the department with handler Deputy Shawn Rosner, retired from the department in 2011. After that, he enjoyed many dog years in retirement helping to raise money and awareness for both active and retired Placer County police dogs.

Scout, who died in his sleep on Friday at age 11, spent his retirement with Foothills K9 Association treasurer Julie Baldwin. Deputy Rosner had this to say about the loyal, fearless and mischievous canine in a Facebook post:

“Like many who went before him, Scout served and served and served. His disposition was always happy, pleasant and friendly, especially if you had a water bottle (empty or full) he could take from you.”

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews