Greencastle (PA) Police Department K-9 Rony was struck by a vehicle and killed Wednesday. (Photo: Greencastle PD)

Greencastle (PA) Police Department K-9 Rony was struck by a vehicle and killed Wednesday. (Photo: Greencastle PD)

Rony, a Greencastle (PA) Police Department K-9, was struck and killed by a vehicle early Wednesday morning near his home.

Rony was off duty when he left his handler's property and was hit.

His death comes at a time when the Greencastle Borough Council is talking about eliminating the K-9 program amid budget concerns. At the instruction of Borough Council President Frank Webster, any action on the K-9 program has been removed from the agenda at council’s budget session Thursday evening, Dec. 21, the Record-Herald reports.

Police Chief John Phillippy said he has worked with good and bad K-9s over the years and Rony, who served for eight years, was one of the best, if not the best.

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