Banshee and handler Mary Cablk. Washoe County Sheriff's Office photo. (Image via

Long-time Washoe search and rescue dog remembered

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO)– A Washoe County Sheriff’s Office search-and-rescue dog name Banshee died in January, just before her 14th birthday, the sheriff’s office said Sunday. Banshee had been retired for several years.

“Search dogs are the unseen heroes of countless law enforcement
investigations and Search and Rescue missions,” Sheriff Darin Balaam said in a statement. “The nature of their assignments often takes them out of the public spotlight even though their unique sensory skill and attention to detail are essential to our work. Banshee was an important part of our sheriff’s office family and the community should know her story.”

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