Secret Service Pooch Dies at Biden Event

Falls from roof of parking garage it was sweeping

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 28, 2013 1:32 PM CST

(Newser) – A Secret Service dog died on Saturday after falling from the roof of a New Orleans parking garage while on duty. The Belgian Malinois was doing a security sweep next to the Ritz-Carlton where Joe Biden was scheduled to speak at a fundraiser for Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu. WWLTV reports that a motorcade rushed the canine to a veterinary hospital, but nothing could be done. Even in death, some details remain clandestine: The AP reports that the dog's name and gender won't be released.

A Belgian Malinois, but not the one that died.
A Belgian Malinois, but not the one that died.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Joe Biden.
Joe Biden.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
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