N.J. police dog dies after being struck by car
The police department said in a news release that Clif and his handler, Sgt. William Bontcue, had just completed a search for a burglary suspect.
They were returning to their car shortly before 6 a.m. when Clif was struck by a car driven by a 75-year-old woman, The Press of Atlantic City reported.
Clif died from his injuries at Linwood Veterinary Hospital about 7 a.m.
A five-year-old German shepherd from Europe, Clif began working for the police department in 2008.
Posted by jwoestendiek October 11th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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