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Macho the K9 dog and his owner, Detroit Lakes Police Sgt. Robert Strand, in September of 2011. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Spleen tumor takes life of K9 Macho

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Detroit Lakes is saying goodbye to one of its favorite heroes.

Macho, the city’s only K9 police dog, was put to sleep Tuesday night after a tumor was discovered in his spleen.


After being incredibly sick for a couple of days, owner Detroit Lakes Police Sergeant Robert Strand says it was the only good decision for the 10-year-old German Shepherd.

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