A K-9 that had been with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office for 3 years was struck and killed by a car Saturday night.
A Worcester County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Deputy was out on a traffic stop with his Partner K-9 ‘Ike’ on Rt. 50 around 10 p.m. on Saturday. During the stop, Ike was alerted to something and jumped from the police car. Ike was struck and killed by a driver traveling along the road. The Sheriff’s Office says the driver did everything they could to avoid hitting Ike, and remained at the scene after the K-9 was hit.
The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office says Ike had been on duty for 3 years. During those 3 years, he was responsible for drug seizures, criminal apprehensions and countless searches.