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State Police K-9 Bear dies unexpectedly

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By Alana Cerrone

Rhode Island State Police lost an important part of their force this past week.

"Bear", a 12-year old German Shepherd, was a 9-year veteran of the K-9 Unit before passing away unexpectedly on Thursday.

Bear was a search and rescue canine, responding to numerous missing person searches over the years, and successfully locating most of them.

He and Acting Corporal Scott Carlsten also helped discover human remains that were buried 14 feet underground for over 30 years.

Plus, Bear attended public outreach events to educate the public.

He will be greatly missed and honored for a remarkable career.

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