BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - A K-9 officer with the Battle Creek Police Department died Wednesday morning.

According to the Battle Creek Police Department's Facebook page, K-9 Rushin was diagnosed with a medical condition over the weekend and passed away at his home surrounded by friends and family. He was 9 years old.

K-9 Rushin started with BCPD in 2013 and was Corporal James Bailey's first K-9. 

In his time with BCPD, he successfully tracked one homicide suspect, two attempted murder suspects and three barricaded gunmen, including one that shot at an officer.

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