An east Alabama police K-9 was killed in the line of duty.
The Heflin Police Department said Beni was struck and killed by a passing vehicle while conducting an open-air sniff. The accident happened about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 20.
“Beni had served with the police department for four years and was responsible for taking an untold amount of narcotics off of the street,’’ according to a Facebook post by the department.
Beni was a dual-purpose K-9 who alerted to the odor of narcotics and did tracking and apprehension work.
“Please pray for his human family and partner Major Danny Turner,’’ the post reads. “Geh Raus. Goede Jongen!”
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