Police department’s K-9 dies in training exercise
PINEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Eastern Kentucky Police Department has lost one of its K9 dogs.
The Pineville Police Department announced Monday it held at a memorial service at Arnett & Steele Funeral Home in Pineville for K-9 Officer Link, who died during a training exercise with his handler, Officer Brandon Hollingsworth.
Link came to the department in January from Morristown, Tenn., completing training and certification on April 29, 2021.
“He played a vital role with the department in several operations that resulted in the detection and seizure of illegal narcotics. Link also assisted other police agencies in similar instances including vehicle searches and search warrants,” Police Chief Kyle Dunn and the department said in a social media post.
Officers Link and Hollingsworth most recently visited Pineville Independent Schools as a part of Gear Up week, the department said.