K9 Killed While on Duty

A K9 killed in the line of duty.

New York State Police say Trooper Shaun Smith and K9 Will were assisting the Lewis County Sheriff's office with a search warrant at a home in the Town of Greig, when a pit bull ran from the house and began to attack Will.  Trooper Smith fired at the pit bull and struck it in the leg, but it appears the bullet ricocheted off the gravel-stone driveway and hit Will. K9 Will died shortly later. 

According to State Police, K9 Will was a 3-year-old Belgian-Malinois and graduated from the State Police basic K9 school in April of 2017.  He was killed on October 23rd.

The New York State Police announce the death of State Police K9 Will, who was killed on October 23, 2017, in the performance of his duties.

There is a poignant footnote to the story: K9 Will was named after Trooper William G. Doyle, who was shot and killed by escapees from a mental institution on December14, 1967.

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