Jasper County Sheriff's Department reports death of K-9 Skye

Feb. 25—The Jasper County Sheriff's Office on Saturday announced that its patrol K-9 Skye died suddenly Friday, Feb. 24, at her residence.

K-9 Skye and her handler, Deputy Joseph Deras, were preparing for duty when Skye collapsed. She was taken to Central Pet Care where she was pronounced deceased. A later examination revealed that she had a heart attack.

Skye, a six-year-old bloodhound, was received by the Sheriff's Office when she was a puppy and has been on active duty since. She was trained in article search as well as tracking lost persons or suspects.