Pineville, Kentucky: Kentucky K-9 Memorial

Features a life-size bronze statue of police dog King, a German Shepherd killed in the line of duty in 2008.
Address:
Pine St., Pineville, KY
Directions:
Downtown, on the courthouse square. On the west side of Pine St. just north of its intersection with Kentucky Ave.
Admission:
Free
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Kentucky K-9 Memorial.

Kentucky K-9 Memorial

The Kentucky K-9 Memorial still stands; it now has a fence around it.

[The Void, 10/04/2017]

K-9 statue.

Kentucky K-9 Memorial

Kentucky's first (and to my knowledge only) memorial to K-9 police dogs killed in the line of duty was dedicated in 2009. Standing outside the Bell County Courthouse is a life-size bronze statue (sculpted by Jaime Corum) of King, a fallen K-9 police dog. Both King and his handler, Sheriff's Deputy Sean Pursifull, were killed in 2008 when a couple of teenagers, fleeing from police, intentionally rammed their car into Pursifull's parked cruiser.

At the base of King's statue are plaques honoring six other K-9s who were also gave their lives protecting the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We salute you, our furry friends, who stand in harm's way for us.

[John Takao Collier, 05/27/2014]

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