Worcester County Sheriff's Office K-9 struck, killed in accident

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.

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