Anderson police dog dies after shooting

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The Anderson Police Department has lost its second K-9 officer in just one month.

Police K-9 Magnum had to be put down Monday morning, after veterinarians determined the dog could not recover from a gunshot wound it sustained between the eyes.

Magnum was shot Saturday while tracking down a robbery suspect. His handler, Officer Matt Jarrett, had worked with Magnum for a year and half, calling him a member of his family.

Magnum was the second police dog lost in the Anderson Police Department this summer. Another
Anderson K-9 officer, Kilo, died in July after being hit during a shootout in Pendleton.

Officer Jarrett had been helping to plan a memorial service for Kilo when his own partner was shot.

The department says they will now plan a public memorial for both dogs sometime soon.

Until plans are made to train new dogs, Anderson Police will be down to two of their usual four K-9 units.