Hero Down: Christian County K9 Dzek Killed While Chasing Cat

A Christian County K9 was killed after chasing a cat.

Hopkinsville, KY – Christian County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) K9 Dzek was killed by a vehicle early Sunday morning, after he escaped from his fenced yard while in pursuit of a cat.

K9 Dzek, an 18-month-old Belgian Malinois, went out to the yard at approximately 2:30 a.m., after he returned home from his shift, WHOP reported.

He began chasing a cat, and managed to escape over the five-foot fence.

His handler, CCSO Deputy Rusty Rosencrance, immediately began searching the area, and located K9 Dzek’s body on the side of a road at approximately 7 a.m.

His injuries appeared consistent with him having been struck by a vehicle.

K9 Dzek, a five-month veteran of the CCSO, was a fully certified, dual-purpose officer, the department said.

He had recently completed his certification training at Ricky Wade Kennels in Paris, Tennessee, and was immediately assigned to Deputy Rosencrance.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and Deputy Rusty Rosencrance in the loss of K9 Dzek.

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joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Poor baby!!! I have lost two dogs that were hit by cars! R.I.P. as you cross that “Rainbow Bridge”.

ImNOTaBot45
ImNOTaBot45
ImNOTaBot45
ImNOTaBot45

Absolutely heartbreaking. I am so very sorry for the loss of Dzek! Thank you for your service and protecting us.🐾💙

Betts122
Betts122

God love this beautiful K9 Ofc. Dzek. Thank you for your dedication and your valuable service! God be with his owner. And his family.

Janabear
Janabear

Prayers to the handler and the LEO family....Cops are human and dogs still will be a dog...Blessings!!!