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K-9 trained for fire investigations mourned after passing

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People from all over the area mourned for a very special firefighter this past weekend. 

Miss O'Leary passed away Friday. 13 News spoke with her handler and owner, Fire Marshal Steve Ellis.  He told us Miss O'Leary was an accomplished fire dog who was taught to be an accelerant detection K-9.  She was the only one in the state. 

Ellis had to put her to sleep due to complications with arthritis and kidney failure. Ellis told us it was a very humbling experience when he walked into work Friday morning.