Missing SC Police K9 Found Dead After Being Hit By Car

8:06 PM, Dec 25, 2013   |    comments
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Newberry County, S.C. (WLTX)-- A law enforcement dog reported missing over the weekend, was struck by a vehicle and has been found dead.

Authorities in Newberry County say the missing German Shepherd, named "Baruck", was struck by a car Tuesday night in a subdivision off of Highway 391 near Lake Murray. The dog ran off into the woods after the incident. It wasn't clear how badly he might have been injured. But this morning, a resident of the area found the dog.

"Baruck" worked with the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department. His handler is an officer with that department, but lives in Newberry County.

On Saturday, "Baruck" and his companion dog were reported missing, after a tree fell on a fence, allowing an opening for them to get away. The female dog has since returned home.

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