12/18/2011

Tenn. attack prompts review of kenneling for K-9s

Agency is in the early stages of a $2.6 million, multiyear capital plan to build a new K-9 facility

By Don Jacobs
Knoxville News-Sentinel

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Elko was wet and scared when he darted through a gap in a kennel created by a violent thunderstorm and began roaming a Campbell County subdivision.

In the veteran Knoxville Police Department K-9's confusion, authorities think, he sought out the first familiar sight he encountered — a passing Mercury Marquis that looks similar to the Ford Crown Victoria police cars he rode in and worked around.

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