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Final Decision Made in Police K-9 Versus Youth Case 


KENTUCKY (06/15/15) – On May 15, 2015, KenCo News reported on a case in the Hopkinsville area involving a police K-9 biting a student.

During the incident, Hopkinsville Police Officer Jack Lingenfelter was at Millbrooke Elementary School in Christian County. Officer Lingenfelter had his K-9, “Eddie” with him. As the K-9 was in a field taking a break, a juvenile ran from the school building. As a result, the K-9 did a spontaneous bite to the youth, causing non-life threatening injuries.

After looking into this incident, Hopkinsville Police Chief Clayton Sumner has removed Eddie from the police force to ensure no further incidents.

Also as a result of the incident, Chief Sumner disciplined Officer Lingenfelter for failing to maintain control of Eddie.

"We realize the public must have trust and confidence in HPD and we work hard to maintain that trust. We take very serious our K-9 unit and will remain committed to ensuring proper handling as we continue to protect and serve the community," said Chief Sumner.

Information provided by the Hopkinsville Police Dept.
Posted by J.L. Graham
KenCo News
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