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Warren County Sheriff's Office Honors Fallen K-9 that Died Due to Foul Play

Warren County Sheriff's Office

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office held a memorial ceremony on July 12 to honor a member of its team that died under suspicious circumstances. The law enforcement agency is continuing the investigation into the death of K-9 Kane.

The only K-9 with the sheriff’s office was found unresponsive in his outdoor kennel at the home of his handler, Deputy Aaron Poynter, in late April. Kane was rushed to the vet, but couldn’t be saved.

"A necropsy was done immediately and evidence was sent to numerous labs for testing," said Sgt. Curtis Hargett, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office. "As time went on, we have determined now that the cause of death was foul play.”

Hargett, who was previoulsy a K-9 handler, said Kane provided important assistance for the deputies.

“Kane was certified in patrol work. That’s comprehensive, it’s narcotic detection, tracking human scent and fugitive apprehension.”

He said the department will concentrate on the investigation into Kane’s death before beginning the process of getting another K-9.  The cost of a K-9 and the 8-to-12 weeks of training is about $13,000.

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