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, 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.”