Moore K9 found dead | Crime
MOORE, Okla.—Moore police are investigating the death of one of their K9 officers.
The 5-year-old German shepherd, Bak, was discovered dead along the side of I-35 and Indian Hills Rd. on Saturday evening.
Police say sometime between 10 p.m. Friday night and 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, someone entered the backyard of the K9 handler’s home in the 4200 block of S. Eastern and let Bak out his pen.
Lt. Ted Belling with the Moore Police Department said, “We couldn’t determine exactly what happened to him and we are bringing in a veterinarian who specializes in these types of investigations and he will be examining him to determine what happened.”
Bak had been in service with the Moore Police Department for three years.
“He’s been in the trenches with the officers day after day and he’s been working closely with them and tracking people that flee from scenes, doing building searching, doing sniffs for narcotics,” said Lt. Belling.
Bak was not only Sgt. Kerri Andrews’ partner, but a member of her family as well.
“We take these things very seriously. Unfortunately, K9s are targets of people trying to kill them or do harm to them and it does happen periodically. It is a crime to do that. And we will investigate it to the best of our ability.”
Bak was one of two K9s on the force at the Moore Police Department.
If you have any information on the crime, you are asked to call the Moore Police Department.