Kentucky Sheriff's K-9 Killed in Crash That Injured Deputy

The Boyle County Sheriff’s Department is mourning the loss of a K-9 Nikki following a crash that left handler Capt. Casey McCoy injured on Tuesday.

Lexington Herald-Leader
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Boyle County Sheriff’s Department

BOYLE COUNTY, Kentucky -- The Boyle County Sheriff’s Department is mourning the loss of a police dog that died after a crash Tuesday.

WKYT reported that Capt. Casey McCoy was injured in the crash, which the sheriff’s office said occurred on the U.S. 150 Bypass at Daniel Drive at about 2:45 p.m.

According to WKYT, McCoy was making a left turn onto the bypass when a pickup truck hit the right side of his cruiser.

His canine partner, Nikki, 9, a Belgian malinois, died at the Animal Hospital of Danville, WKYT reported.

McCoy was treated for a hand injury at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, the sheriff’s office said.

Two people in the pickup truck also had minor injuries and were taken to a hospital, according to WKYT.

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