OPP police dog hit and killed by car in Wellington County

Guelph Mercury  by Mercury staff

CENTRE WELLINGTON –An OPP police dog has died of its injuries after being struck by a car Thursday morning.

According to the police service, Dekker, a nine-year-old German shepherd, was struck after it ran into Side Road 11, in Centre Wellington Township, at about 7:15 a.m. The dog had been exercising on a field adjacent to the roadway when the incident unfolded. Neither the canine handler of the dog nor the driver of the vehicle were injured. The dog had served Wellington County for approximately seven years. Traffic was re-routed around the area for approximately an hour while OPP investigated the incident.

The investigation continues. editor@guelphmercury.com