SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Santa Barbara Police Department announced the death of their dog Klaus on Saturday.
The police department said Klaus died on Friday from a medical condition.
Klaus was taken to one of the best veterinary hospitals in the region, but did not survive, the police department said in a news release.
Klaus was partnered with Santa Barbara police officer J. Lombardo. They spent hundreds of hours training and many shifts working together.
Santa Barbara K-9's live with their handlers and become part of the family, the police department said.