A police memorial service has been planned for Warren County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Kane.
Kane’s handler, Deputy Aaron Poynter, found the dog distressed in its outdoor pen April 27 at Poynter's home in Warren County. Poynter rushed Kane to a veterinarian but it was too late. Deputies at that time believed the dog was poisoned.
After a necropsy was performed, detectives learned the dog died as a result of foul play, sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Curtis Hargett said. He did not disclose the animal’s cause of death.
The investigation into the dog’s death remains open. It is a felony in Kentucky to kill a police dog.
The memorial service is private. Kane was cremated and his cremains will be buried on the Warren County Courthouse grounds. Memorial service planned for sheriff’s K-9