It is sad for the community and for the police department when they lost a K9 officer. Michigan recently lost one of their beloved K9's.
K9 Rex and his partner were in the middle of directing traffic. Their Chevy Tahoe was in the lane the M-10 freeway. They were trying to protect cars from flood waters.
Another vehicle came ploughing though and slammed into the officers vehicle. According to MSP, the collision let other officers know that the car had been hit and that they might need some assistance.
Troopers let them know that they car that his the officer vehicle was in flames The Detroit Fire department came to the site and helped those who were hurt.
Thankfully, the troopers injured were not very severere. However, K9 Rex was not doing as well. Officers quickly took the pup to the emergency vet.
The vet tried to help the poor pup, but his injures were too severe and he died at the vet.
Cause of the Crash
Officers believe that the driver of the other vehicle as drunk at the time of the accident. Accoring to the MSP,“Troopers and the MSP Crash Reconstruction team investigating the crash and have obtained a blood draw which will be tested for alcohol."
Rex was a part of the MSP Metro South Post. They new him there for "his determination in searching for suspects and articles. He was a tremendous partner to his handler and was an asset to the post.”
Whether the loss is human or K9, the loss of a team member is a tragedy for all involved. Thank fully, the Rex's handler will heal and no other officers were injured.