10/19/2009

La. officer injured, K-9 dies in cruiser wreck

The Advocate

BATON ROUGE, La. — A Baton Rouge police dog died Friday and his police handler was injured after their patrol car was broadsided.

Philos, an 8-year-old German shepherd who was part of the Baton Rouge Police Department's K-9 Corps, was taken to a local veterinary hospital where he died from injuries he suffered in the accident, Sgt. Don Kelly, a Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman, said in a news release.

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