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Retired Cal Poly police dog dies

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Cal Poly police said goodbye to a retired police dog who died several years after retiring.

Xello was a German Shepard that helped serve police officers at Cal Poly.

The university says he had kept them safe while finding lost children and elderly people during his service as a police dog.

He retired back in 2018 after seven years of service at the age of 10.

On Thursday, Cal Poly police chief George Hughes posted a tribute to Xello on Twitter.

"He loved serving Cal Poly with a passion," Hughes said. "He will never be forgotten. RIP Xello & thank you for your service"

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