The Eugene (OR) Police Department says K-9 officer Blek was hit and killed by an unknown motorist on November 10 while off-duty with Officer Rob Griesel in rural Lane County.

K-9 Blek of the Eugene (OR) Police Department was killed over the weekend in an off-duty hit and run. (Photo: Eugene PD/Facebook)

K-9 Blek of the Eugene (OR) Police Department was killed over the weekend in an off-duty hit and run. (Photo: Eugene PD/Facebook)

K-9 Blek, a German shepherd, was only weeks away from retirement, the department told KVAL TV.

According to Chief Pete Kerns, “Blek has been a go-to dog for our department. He enjoyed a storied career and had a warrior’s spirit. His passing is crushing for his family and he will be missed by us all.”

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