Crossville, TN, K-9 Cain died after being stabbed by a suspect, police say. (Photo: Crossville PD)

Crossville, TN, K-9 Cain died after being stabbed by a suspect, police say. (Photo: Crossville PD)

A Crossville (TN) Police K-9 was killed after being stabbed multiple times while pursuing a suspect who allegedly led officials on a chase in a stolen semi.

The chase began shortly before 5 a.m. Wednesday on north Highway 68 near Grassy Cove after dispatch operators received a call that a semi had sideswiped a vehicle.

A deputy tried to pull over the truck, but the driver wouldn’t stop. After a pursuit, the suspect crashed into a tree and tried to flee on foot.

From there, K9 Officer Cain pursued 28-year-old Dustin Lee Dixon on foot. At some point, the K9 was stabbed multiple times and mortally wounded, Nashville News Channel reports.

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