Sheriff K-9 dies after being hit by a vehicle

MURPHY, North Carolina (WDEF) – A Police dog in Murphy, NC has died after being run over by a vehicle.

K-9 Deputy Bane was hit by the vehicle on Thursday.

The Sheriff’s Office says Bane died moments after the incident.

They posted this tribute on their Facebook page.

K-9 Bane was a valuable member of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. His creed that he wore daily on his service vest was “Born to love, Trained to Serve, and Loyal Always”. He served loyally from 2019 until the time of his passing. He dedicated his life to the community in which he served and was loved and cared for by his handler Detective Caleb Stiles. K-9 Deputy Bane along with help from Detective Stiles had a 100% Narcotics detection rate and was responsible for a sizeable number and amounts of narcotics taken off of the streets of Cherokee County trough seizure. K-9 Deputy Bane was also responsible for the apprehension of Multiple fleeing suspects and held them in place for Detective Stiles.
We ask that everyone please keep Bane’s family and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office in your thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed not just for his work that he performed but also for his personality that produced smiles from Sheriff Office employees as he visited various offices throughout his work day to receive his awaiting treats.
Bane will be laid to rest at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Training Center Monday February 7, 2022 located at 9554 US 19/74 Marble NC
A procession will be leaving the Sheriff’s office Monday February 7 at 2:45 pm and will arrive at the Training Center at 3:00 pm for grave side services. Anyone who wishes to attend the service is encouraged and welcomed.
“Rest in peace good and faithful servant” – Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.
Categories: Cherokee County, Local News

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