Police: Boyle County K-9 died after crash


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.

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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.

Boyle Co. FB Post
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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at bmcswine@wtvq.com.