DUBUQUE (AP)--Dubuque County sheriff's office K-9 has died after being hit by car while on duty.
Officials with the sheriff's office say the dog, named Roy, and his handler, Deputy Joe Kennedy, were helping a state trooper near a truck stop on U.S. Highway 20 on Sunday when Roy picked up a scent of drugs on a vehicle. Then, as he is trained to do, he sat down and expected his ball as a reward.
Sheriff Ken Runde says the ball inadvertently bounced into the highway and that Roy chased after it into traffic, where he was hit.
Runde says no official ceremony is planned for Roy.