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Gideon police believe poison caused K-9's death

GIDEON, MO (KFVS) -

For almost three months, city officials in Gideon, Missouri say they’ve been investigating the death of the police department’s K-9, Trexx.

They believe someone intentionally killed the dog and hope someone else comes forward with information.

“We do have a couple of people that we are watching very closely right now,” said Mayor Toby Jordan.

Back in July, Police Chief Josh Roberts believes someone broke into the city’s kennel and poisoned Trexx overnight.

Chief Roberts said the Missouri State Highway Patrol is examining Trexx’s dog bowls to see if he might have been poisoned.

Since the dog’s death, there have been a number of rumors circulating around town as to what might of lead to Trexx’s death.

Mayor Toby Jordan said keeping information about the investigation private was part of a strategy.

“We decided to keep it quiet in hoping someone in the area, community would talk because we know that there are people out there that know who the person is that did this,” he said.

The three year old K-9 worked to sniff out narcotics during drug busts in communities around southeast Missouri, but was a family companion to the department and loved throughout the community.

“I don’t know what I could have done to prevent it,’ said Mayor Jordan.

The city was able to purchase the dog last year from donations collected from the city that totaled more than $6,000.

Trexx was with the department for a year when he died.

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