TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka Fire Department dog that was trained to sniff out ignitable liquids has died after responding to 300 fire scenes and hundreds of other incidents.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the fire department announced the 10-year-old dog's death Wednesday. Named Boomer, the Labrador retriever had been with the city since 2005. The department said he played a key role in the investigations of about 60 injury fires and more than 20 fatality fires in Topeka and the region.
A release from the fire department said Boomer served with "honor and distinction" and "will never be forgotten."