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Florida deputies remember K-9 officer killed in mall shooting

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Palm Beach County, Fla. – The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office took to social media to honor a k-9 killed in a shootout on Christmas Eve at a South Florida mall. 

The shooting happened near the food court inside The Mall at Wellington Green on Monday. Panicked shoppers took cover under tables as bullets started flying between two gangs, according to police.

Three-year-old Cigo was killed as he pursued a suspect. A reputed gang member also was fatally shot, police said.

The Sheriff's Office shared an emotional video of Cigo's handlers hugging fellow deputies and colleagues. 

This is #K9Cigo who lost his life last night protecting others. We mourn the loss of this hero and we are so grateful for his service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace #K9Cigo #GoodBoy

Posted by PBSO - Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, December 25, 2018