Normandy K-9 passes away after fall from parking garage

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Argo. (Normandy Police Department)

NORMANDY, Mo. – A police dog died of sudden cardiac arrest while recovering from a fall during the recent hail storm in the area, the Normandy Police Department said.

A police spokesperson said K-9 Officer Argo was injured in the line of duty after falling four stories from a local parking garage. Argo suffered many injures, including a broken leg, rib fractures, chipped vertebrae, and other contusions and inflammation.

Doctors had hoped Argo would make a full recovery and his handler, Officer Matthew Miller, said Argo was “a tough dog.”

Unfortunately, Argo had a heart attack Tuesday night and passed away. He was 3 years old.