Police Dog in NY Chokes to Death on Ball

A police dog in northern New York has died during a training exercise.

The German Shepherd named Scout was retrieving a ball Thursday afternoon when it got stuck behind the dog's teeth, the Jefferson County Sheriff said. 

Officers tried the Heimlich maneuver, CPR, and mouth-to-nose resuscitation before rushing Scout to an animal hospital, the Post-Standard of Syracuse reported. By the time the dog arrived at the facility, it was too late; its airway had been blocked for too long. 

Scout worked with the sheriff's department for more than three years and was trained to detect explosives.

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