CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Chicago Police are mourning the death of a K-9 officer.
Vito died Tuesday night.
Police say he was sick, and underwent emergency surgery but he did not make it.
The department is offering condolences to Vito's partner, Officer David Garza.
"Vito will be sorely missed by Officer Garza and the CPD Family," a tweet from the official police department Twitter account read.
We offer our deepest condolences to Officer Garza who lost his partner K-9 "Vito" last night. He became ill and underwent emergency surgery- passing away last night. His Handler, Officer David Garza, is heartbroken. Vito will be sorely missed by Officer Garza and the CPD Family pic.twitter.com/9sNvxIrp7s— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) November 8, 2017