Mt. Sterling police dog killed in 'tragic accident'

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MT. STERLING, Ky. (WKYT) - Mt. Sterling police say one of its K-9s was killed in a 'tragic accident' while preparing for duty Wednesday morning.

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Police say Dexter, the department's first police dog, served nine years.

Police chief David Charles says the dog ran into the road before a vehicle hit him.

Dexter is credited with apprehending many felons and finding large amounts of narcotics.

Mt. Sterling Mayor Gary Williamson says the dog was set to retire in two months.