Hillsboro police dog dies after traffic wreck

K9 dies in car accident

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017 11:16 AM

Hillsboro, Ore. - A police dog named Billy who worked for the Hillsboro Police Department has died in a car accident while working with his handler.

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The patrol car that Billy was riding in was struck by a car late Monday.

The human officer sustained only minor injuries but Billy suffered massive trauma and died.

The driver of the other car remained at the scene.

No citations have been issued at this point but the accident is under investigation.

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