Topeka fire dog Webster dies suddenly

By Luke Ranker
Topeka Capital Journal – March 22, 2018

The Topeka Fire Department Wednesday mourned the loss of one of their four-legged companions.

Webster, an accelerate detection K-9, became suddenly ill Wednesday morning and died in the early afternoon, the department said in a news release.

Firefighters found him suffering an unknown illness and took him to a local veterinarian. He was later transferred to Kansas State University Animal Hospital where he died at approximately 1 p.m.

“He was a valued member of the Topeka Fire Department and will be missed,” the release said.

The dog, who was 6 years old, came to TFD in 2014 and was certified by he Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Department of Justice. He assisted investigators in the detection of ignitable liquids at fire scenes in Topeka and across the state.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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