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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.

Pine St., Pineville, KY
Downtown, on the courthouse square. On the west side of Pine St. just north of its intersection with Kentucky Ave.
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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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