Memorial service planned for sheriff’s K-9

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