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Pittsburgh police K9 dies of health complications

Megan Guza
| Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police posted this photo of Mixo to its Facebook page.
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police posted this photo of Mixo to its Facebook page.

A Pittsburgh Bureau of Police K9 died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, according to police officials on Twitter.

"K9 Mixo passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from health complications Tuesday afternoon," read a tweet from the Pittsburgh police Twitter account.

Mixo joined the department in 2010, according to the police Facebook page. He'd have turned 8 at the end of May.

A German shepherd and Belgian malinois mix, Mixo specialized in narcotics detection.

Officials did not elaborate on the nature of the health complications.

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