Beau, service dog for Tulare County sheriff, dies of cancer

The Fresno BeeDecember 11, 2013 

Beau, a Tulare County Sheriff's Department service dog, died Tuesday, Dec. 10. The dog had been diagnosed as having a brain tumor


Tulare County sheriff's deputies are mourning the death of Beau, a service dog that was diagnosed recently with a brain tumor.

A sheriff's spokeswoman said Beau began experiencing seizures about four weeks ago. The seizures became worse and the tumor was discovered. Beau died Tuesday.

Beau served with Deputy Luis Carrillo. He was honored with several awards at service-dog trials. He was a fine patrol dog and also was trained to detect narcotics, the Sheriff's Department said.

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