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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Crossville K-9 police dog killed in the line of duty

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at approximately 0500 hours, the City of Crossville Police Department assisted the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, who were attempting to stop a stolen semi-truck, which was traveling down a secluded dirt road off of Genesis Road. With City and County law enforcement in pursuit, the semi-truck wrecked in the woods and the suspect/driver fled on foot. 

K9-Lt. Bart Riden and Police K9 Cain gave chase. K9 Cain made contact with the suspect, identified as Dustin Dixon – 28 – Crossville, TN, hiding in the woods. K9 Cain was stabbed by the Dixon multiple times in the chest, with a knife.  K9 Cain returned injured to his handler, in serious condition, was rushed out for emergency medical treatment and was transported to U.T. Veterinary Medical Center for further treatment.  K9 Cain succumbed to his injuries and passed away shortly after arriving for treatment.

K-9 Cain, right, with his handler Crossville Police Lt.
Bart Riden (photo courtesy City of Crossville)

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