DICKINSON COUNTY — The K-9 with the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department died in an accident on Friday, according to Sheriff Gareth Hoffman.
Early afternoon December 29, 2-year-old Biz, a Belgian Malinois, escaped from his Kennel and was hit by a car in the 1200 Block of Northwest 3rd Street in Abilene, according to Hoffman. A broken latch on the kennel allowed the dog to get out.
The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department purchased Biz in 2016 in Nebraska. “We used no tax dollars to purchase the dog,” said Hoffman. “We fully intend to maintain the K-9 program here and will use no tax dollars.” The dog was insured.
Authorities are not actively looking for who hit the dog. No one has reported it. “They are in no trouble,” said Hoffman. “It was an unfortunate accident.”