Forest Lake K9 officer Ranger dies during traffic stop

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Forest Lake officer Nick Kent with Ranger.Photo courtesy the Forest Lake Police Department

The Forest Lake Police Department is mourning the loss of their beloved K9.

Ranger, a German Shepard, went into cardiac arrest while assisting Forest Lake officers and the Minnesota State Patrol on a traffic stop near Highway 61 and Highway 97. He was 9 years old and spent 7 of those years with the department.

Ranger was named after Forest Lake High School’s mascot, “Rangers”.

The department released the following statement on their Facebook page:

"It is with heavy hearts we post that we lost one of our own this morning. K9 Ranger passed away after assisting on a call late last night. Please keep FLPD and Officer Kent and his family in your thoughts and prayers."