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.