NORMANDY, Missouri- K9 Argo with the Normandy Police Department has died following surgery after falling four stories from a parking garage. The injuries including a broken leg, broken ribs and internal bleeding from the incident during a hail storm over the weekend. Normandy is in St. Louis County south of Ferguson.
A source close to the handler, Cheryl Goede, posted the following:
“I am deeply saddened and regret to say there was some internal bleeding missed supposedly by the first vet. Normandy police K9 Argo needed multiple transfusions tonight but ultimately ended up coding. He is gone.”
She also posted a video of the police escort taking the police dog from the veterinary hospital, calling the procession a sign of respect.
“Please keep Matt and Bethany in your prayers”, Goede added.
Argo was three years old.