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Utah Task Force 1 Looses a "Great Friend" Jake

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Oakley Utah

A black Labrador who became a national canine hero after burrowing through white-hot, smoking debris in search of survivors at the World Trade Center site died Wednesday after a battle with cancer.

Jake was put to sleep Wednesday after a last stroll through the fields and a dip in the creek near his home in Oakley, Utah. He was in too much pain at the end, shaking with a 105-degree fever as he lay on the lawn.

I had the pleasure to meet Jake Last Year during an event in Park City with the Park City FD.

He will be missed by me & the members of the Utah Urban Search & Rescue Team-- Utah Task Force One located in Salt Lake City

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TIMOTHY STACKSenior Correspondent

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