DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police say a K-9 died after she and a Boyle County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a car crash Tuesday afternoon.
The Danville Police Department says Deputy Casey McCoy was driving a department-issued vehicle and, while making a left turn from the Danville Bypass onto Commerce Street, he was hit by a pickup truck driven by 21-year-old George Ellison, of Waynesburg.
Police say McCoy, Ellison and Ellison’s passenger were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, but K-9 Niki died from her injuries.
“Bringing in the new year we just don’t like seeing those things,” said Sgt. Brandon Record, Danville Police Department.
The Boyle County Sheriff’s Office posted a picture on Facebook of Niki and her partner, Captain McCoy.
The post is getting a lot of attention and departments across the state are posting a paw in her honor.
“She will probably be the last one listed for the fallen officers in Kentucky this year and it’s just one of the sad things we hate to see,” said Record.
The Danville Police Department are investigating the crash.