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‘Vital’ K-9 officer killed while working on a Kentucky search

Officer Kane with the Bell County sheriff’s office died in the line of duty while helping with a search.
Officer Kane with the Bell County sheriff’s office died in the line of duty while helping with a search. Bell County Sheriff’s Department

A Kentucky sheriff’s office says a police dog has been killed in the line of duty.

In a news release posted shortly before midnight Sunday, the Bell County Sheriff’s Department said K-9 Officer James Taulbee and his K-9 partner, Kane, were assisting another agency on a search Sunday when Kane was “killed in the line of duty after being hit by a car.”

Sheriff Mitch Williams said the department was devastated.

“Officer Kane played a vital role in serving our community and will be sorely missed,” the sheriff said in a Facebook post.

The department plans to hold a news conference Monday.

No further details have been released.

 
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