San Bernardino County Sheriff K9, JoJo, 4, died January 6th after choking on an object that became accidentally lodged in his throat while he and his handler were conducting a search of a warehouse.

In his attempt to dislodge the object, his handler’s right pinky finger was amputated.

K9 Jojo, a German Shepherd, was the agency’s explosives detecting canine and had assisted searching for explosive devices for over 10 hours straight following the terrorist attack in San Bernardino on December 2nd, 2015.

Jojo had served with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for three years.

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