Secret Service Dog Dies After Falling From Rooftop During Building Sweep

Belgian Malinois (Canis familiaris) panting, portrait

Tragedy hit the United States Secret Service family on Saturday after a trusted search dog fell to its death while doing a sweep of a multi-story parking deck near a hotel.

The Belgian Malinois fell from the roof of the six-story deck adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans where Vice President Joe Biden was speaking at a fundraiser for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, reported CNN affiliate WWL.

Secret Service spokesman Max Milien told CNN the death was a “tragic accident.”

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