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Unified police K-9 hit by car, killed

By Ashley Imlay, KSL | Posted - Oct 22nd, 2018 @ 8:37pm


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SALT LAKE CITY — A police K-9 died after being struck by a vehicle, officials said.

Early Monday morning, the 16-month-old German Shepherd named Kuno and his handler were off-duty when the dog escaped from his handler's personal pickup truck. The dog was able to get out of the truck's enclosed shell, according to a news release from the Unified Police Department.

The K-9 had been in training with his handler.

"Our hearts and prayers go out to our K-9 handler who lost his dear friend and partner," police said.

The driver of the vehicle that hit Kuno has not been identified, police said.

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