BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Boyle County Sheriff's Department said a K9 officer was killed Tuesday in a crash in Danville.
"It's not just a loss for Casey's family and the Sheriff's Office, but it's a loss for the entire community, because that dog did good things for this community. She is irreplaceable," said Sheriff Derek Robbins. "I could buy another dog, bu you cannot replace that kind of bond, and what she's done for this community."
Officials said the crash occurred about 2:45 p.m. on U.S. Highway 150 at Danville Drive.
Capt. Casey McCoy was taken to Ephriam McDowell Emergency Medical Center for treatment to a hand injury.
Sheriff Derek Robbins said the following about the bond between Casey and Nikki:
"He literally spends 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with that dog. When he leaves in the morning he leaves his family, but he takes the dog with him. When he comes home to his family he still has the dog. That dog is with him all the time, and its hard to describe the bond that you have with that dog."
McCoy's K9, Nikki, died from her injuries.
Nikki had been on the team for seven years and she was a 9-year-old Belgian Malinois.
She was responsible for hundreds of drug busts.
Look at the following post for information on a public memorial service for Nikki: