|Death: ||Jun. 4, 2010|
A FEMA canine who assisted after disasters around the world, died during a training accident in Virginia Beach. On June 4, Virginia Task Force 2 canine, Lietenant Winters "Win" was searching rubble for a live victim. He had entered the rubble through a small opening, when a piece of concrete reinforcing wire punctured his chest, causing internal bleeding. Even though Win was hurt, FEMA officials said he finished the search, found the victim and laid by her side. The handler immediately noticed there was a problem, though, and took Win to Bay-Beach Veterinary Hospital where he died a short time later.
Lieutenant Winters was a seven year old male Belgian Malinois/Shepherd. He joined Virginia Task Force 2 in October 2005. Win was deployed on five search missions, including Haiti and Katrina. A private burial was conducted at the family farm in Charlottesville.
Specifically: Family Farm in Charlottesville
Created by: AngelWings
Record added: Aug 20, 2011
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