RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Raleigh police K-9 died this weekend after contracting a sudden illness, Raleigh police officials announced Sunday night.
The dog, named K-9 Officer Knox, was just 2 years old and joined the department in June 2020, police said on Twitter.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of K-9 Officer Knox,” the statement read.
Knox died Saturday night. He worked with Raleigh Senior Officer Lyman of the canine unit, officials said.
The death of Knox comes just days after a Durham man was sentenced to probation for shooting a K-9 officer in the face in March.
Trey Christie, 21, shot K-9 Daro in the face and then took off. Daro suffered injuries to his mouth.
K-9 Daro has since recovered and returned to work.