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August 29, 2014
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Video: Funeral held for Okla. K-9 stabbed to death

Police estimated that more than 1,000 people gathered Thursday for the service

The Oklahoman

OKLAHOMA CITY — Police estimated that more than 1,000 people, including members of the Oklahoma City Police Department, other law enforcement agencies and the public, gathered Thursday at First Southern Baptist Church in Oklahoma City for the funeral of Kye, the police dog who died Monday after being stabbed multiple times the night before, in the line of duty.

Kye was a 3-year-old German shepherd who had served with the Oklahoma City Police Department for about two years.

A man who led authorities on a chase Sunday night stabbed Kye when the dog caught up to him, police said. Kye's handler, officer Sgt. Ryan Stark fatally shot the man, Mark Salazar, 22, of Blue Mound, Texas, after trying to separate him from the dog, police said.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Copyright 2014 The Oklahoman

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