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Zack, Meigs County Sheriff's Department first K-9 deputy dies

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Photo courtesy of MCSD: K-9 Deputy Zack Photo courtesy of MCSD: K-9 Deputy Zack

The Meigs County Sheriff's Department lost one of its four-legged team members overnight.

Sheriff Keith Wood said Zack, a German Shepherd, died after his stomach turned.  Zack was rushed to Charleston for emergency surgery but passed away, according to Wood.

Zack was being trained as a dual purpose officer to help aide with drug crimes in the county.

The K-9 unit is something Wood has made a priority since taking office in January.

Prior to Zack, it had been five years since the department had a K-9 unit.  He said the department was ecstatic when Zack became part of the team.

The department will lay Zack to rest later today.