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Philly officer accidentally shoots, kills K-9


By Kathleen Brady Shea
Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — A Plymouth Township police dog died in the line of duty yesterday, leaving a department in mourning.

Andy, a German shepherd who joined the force in 2005, was accidentally shot by an officer during a search for robber suspects in Lower Gwynedd Township. The bullet also struck Andy's handler, Officer Louis Layfield, in the chest of his bulletproof vest, Plymouth Township Chief Joseph F. Lawrence said.

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