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Texas, prolific retired Connecticut State Police K-9, dies of illness

The Danbury Fire Department announced Sunday that Texas, a retired Connecticut State Police K-9, died earlier this week.

The department says Texas retired four years ago and recently became ill.

In a post on Facebook, the department said the bloodhound has befriended its members over the years.

In 2017, while searching for a Danbury resident in the woods on Sugar Hollow Road, Texas slipped away from his handlers and became lost in the woods.
Over the next two days, hundreds of people and five helicopters searched for Texas. He was found in the Ridgebury section of Ridgefield – cold and tired, but safe.

The department says Texas and his handler Trooper Ed Anuszewski have searched for and found dozens of lost people during his career, including countless children.

They described Texas as one of the most prolific searchers in the country and the most successful in Connecticut history.