Early Saturday morning (April 18), King County Sheriff’s Office K-9 ‘Jimmy’ was killed after being struck by a vehicle along SR 599 in South Park.
He was a two-year old black German Shephard that had been working with the Sheriff’s Office since November 2014.
Jimmy was not tracking at the time.
Police say that around 1 a.m., Deputy Travis Brunner and his partner K-9 Jimmy were at Cecil Moses Park in Tukwila getting some exercise while on shift, as they had done many times.
Jimmy had his harness and strobe light on but got through a break in a chain link fence and out onto the highway where he was hit by a semi truck.
The truck did not stop, and it is unknown if the driver even knew what occurred.