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Michigan Sheriff's K-9 Killed in Storm

November 19, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of the Ingham County (Mich.) Sheriff's Office
Photo courtesy of the Ingham County (Mich.) Sheriff's Office

Luger, a K-9 with the Ingham County (Mich.) Sheriff's Office, was hit by a car and killed Sunday after escaping his kennel damaged in a storm, reports the Lansing State Journal.

His handler, Dep. Greg Harris, called a local animal hospital looking for the missing dog and was told the bad news that Luger's body had been found and brought in the night before.

"Harris is hurting really bad about this. The whole staff is mourning," says Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth.

A 17-year veteran of the force, Dep. Harris had been with 8-year-old Luger for more than seven years.

The dog's body has been buried behind the sheriff's office and a marker will be placed in the near future, Wriggelsworth said.

Comments (5)

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DEADMAN @ 11/19/2013 4:54 PM

why was Lugar in a cage and not with his partner at home?

Lea @ 11/19/2013 10:45 PM

I am guessing, but some agencies don't treat their K9 units like CA does, to us they are Police Officers and have been since day one. As to our K9 units partners are partners and sometimes for life..have know several that when the K9 retired from the department he (K9) remained with his handler and family till the end...

Trigger @ 11/20/2013 4:27 AM

DEADMAN, if you read the article in the Lansing State Journal it tells that Luger was several blocks away from the Deputy's home. Our local K9 unit has an outdoor kennel and dog house at his residence.

Ed Unis @ 11/20/2013 7:50 AM

As a K-9 officer who has lost his first K-9 partner 2 years ago, it hurts and Iam sorry for your loss my brother.

Capt. Crunch @ 11/20/2013 12:46 PM

I am not a K-9 officer but I did own a dog named Spike who was a Bullmastiff and losing him was like losing a family member. I have sympathy for the officer.

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