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Ohio police mourn loss of K-9 officer Ricco

K-9 officer Ricco was just 1.5 years old.
Credit: Facebook: Newburgh Heights Police

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio — The Valley View Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own Saturday.

K-9 officer Ricco, just 1.5 years old, passed away Friday after a medical condition caused his intestines to flip. He was rushed into emergency surgery, but did not survive. 

Officer Ricco work alongside Officer Crumbley and served as a narcotics and tracking K-9. 

In a Facebook post, the Newburgh Height Police Department offered their condolences to Officer Crumbley and the rest of the department. K-9 Ricco often assisted the Newburgh Heights Department with calls and OVI checkpoints. 

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Valley View Police K9 Ricco. Ricco worked with Officer...

Posted by Newburgh Heights Police Department on Saturday, September 12, 2020