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Oklahoma Police Dog Dies In Possible Kidnapping

K9 BakAuthorities in Oklahoma are mourning the loss of a beloved police K-9 that was found dead under suspicious circumstances Saturday.

“We sent him off to a vet,” where they will perform a necropsy on the dog, said Moore Police Officer Jeremy Lewis.

According to police, Bak, a 5-year-old German shepherd, was last seen Friday night in a kennel on the property of his handler, Sgt. Kerri Andrews. Someone removed the lock on the security pen and either took the dog or allowed him to escape, police said.

“Someone let him out, but we don’t know who,” Lewis said. “We are still investigating.”

A police officer found Bak’s remains the following day more than a mile away, near Interstate 35 in Moore. The location was within the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. According to Lewis, there was obvious trauma to Bak’s body.

For three years, Bak worked for the police department, tracking suspects, conducting building searches and sniffing out narcotics. He was one of two K-9s on the force and was considered a member of Andrews’ family, police said.

While police are still trying to determine what exactly happened to Bak, authorities do suspect foul play.

” was inside a kennel, inside a backyard, inside a gated neighborhood, so someone basically had to let him out of three things,” Lewis said.

It is not uncommon for someone to target a police K-9, but Russ said it occurs less today than it has in years past.

“When we first started getting involved with dogs finding narcotics, there were several cases where dogs who found large stashes of narcotics had bounties put on them,” Russ said.

According to Lewis, police are not aware of anyone who wanted to harm Bak. If a suspect is identified, he or she will be charged. Causing the death of a police dog in Oklahoma is a felony offense.

Anyone with information on Bak’s disappearance and death is asked to contact Moore police at 405-793-5171.

 

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dog lover
dog lover
8 years ago

RIP Bak – may you find peace!  Thank You for all you did for us.  I hope the guilty person is found/charged and sentenced to the fullest extent the law allows.

dog lover
dog lover
8 years ago

RIP Bak – may you find peace!  Thank You for all you did for us.  I hope the guilty person is found/charged and sentenced to the fullest extent the law allows.

Twalsh
Twalsh
8 years ago

Why are police dogs more important than any other dog? They are all living, breathing, sentient creatures.  ALL animal cruelty should be a felony offence!

Jean Bird
8 years ago

When a dog is a member of your family, why leave them outside??? Not my idea of keeping a dog.
RIP little man, hope whoever did this gets their day in court and time in prison.

Morticia44
Morticia44
8 years ago

what was the dog doing outside alone anyways?  even if he were on a potty break you still stay outside with him. rest in peace Bak

Annierae
Annierae
8 years ago

that’s just awful! I hope they find whoever did it and nail him!

Lisa
Lisa
8 years ago

Shame on the careless officer who abandoned him in dog house – Bak would’ve easily given his life for him/her, sadly that devout loyalty wasn’t reciprocated.  When people realize that dog houses are NOT safe, regardless of the locks – these events will no longer happen.  RIP Bak

term paper
8 years ago

Interesting post. Thanks.

term paper
8 years ago

Interesting post. Thanks.

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