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South Carolina K9 dog found dead after being hit by a car in Newberry County

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A K9 officer for the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department has been found dead, Fox Carolina reported December 24.

According to WFMY News, an alert was issued after two dogs escaped last Saturday morning after a tree fell on a fence. The dogs belonged to their handler, who lives in Newberry County, but is employed by the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department.

The black German Shepherd named Baruk and his buddy, a brown Belgium Malinois named Sydney were last seen in the area on Duck Bill Road in Prosperity, South Carolina. It was believed the dogs would be traveling together.

Unfortunately, Baruk was hit by a car in the Blacksgate subdivision, located off of Highway 391 in the Lake Murray community. Baruk ran into the woods after being injured, and it wasn't known how serious his injuries were until Tuesday morning when Baruk was found dead.

Sydney is safe at home where he and and his family are mourning the loss. Chuck Marshall, who volunteers with the S.C. Search and Rescue Dog Association expressed his grief in an interview with WSPA News saying

“If you lose one of them for any reason, it is devastating and not just because of the time and money that has been put into training them, but also you lost a family member"

Officials described Baruk as a highly-trained and certified K9 who provided an invaluable service to his community. His presence will be missed.

Rest in peace, sweet Baruk. You served your department well. I'm so sorry you met with such a tragic end after leading such a fulfilling life.

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