A sheriff’s office in Caledonia, Minnesota, is mourning the unexpected and tragic death of a police K9. The Houston County Sheriff’s Office announced the death of the working canine, Ray, on Thursday in a Facebook post to page followers:
It is with great sadness we at the Houston County Sheriff’s Office inform you of the passing of our K-9 Ray.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the police K9 was struck and killed by a vehicle while off-duty. According to the Post-Bulletin, the young German shepherd, not quite two years of age, had escaped from his handler’s country property before being hit by a car.
The Sheriff’s Office noted that Ray was excelling in his work as a police K9 – they stated:
Although Ray was a new member of the Sheriff’s Office, he was doing a fantastic job as a K-9. He and handler Lt. Trace Erickson made a great team . Ray was brought on board to fill the paws of K-9 Chance who had recently retired. We appreciate his service. K-9 Ray… rest in peace. You will be sadly missed.
Rest in peace Ray.
(Image via Houston County Sheriff’s Office)
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