Brunswick Co. Sheriff’s K9 deputy dies from medical condition

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Dep. “Sonny” passed away as a result of a medical condition. (Photo: BCSO)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of its own. The department announced Wednesday the passing of K9 deputy “Sonny.”

BCSO says Dep. “Sonny” has been with them since spring 2016. He was from Merit Pit Bull Foundation, a Pit Bull rescue organization out of Wilmington, and his foster family in Raleigh. He served alongside his partner and handler, Detention Officer Rusty Drew, in the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

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Dep. “Sonny” passed away as a result of a medical condition.