On Thursday morning, a canine with the Federal Bureau of Investigation was killed in the line of duty during a shootout between officers and a gunman in upstate New York.
According to the Associated Press, the dog, a two-year-old German shepherd named "Ape," was a recent graduate from training and this was only his second mission.
The gunman, Kurt Myers, 64, was holed up in an abandoned bar and Ape led the way for authorities who were hoping to apprehend him.
As Myers fired upon the approaching officers, he struck and killed Ape. Officers returned Myers' fire, killing him.
Myers was being pursued by the authorities after he went on a rampage on Wednesday, killing four people, and injuring two more.
Ape's body will be laid to rest in Quantico, Va., after a memorial.
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