Oklahoma City police lay K9 Kye killed in line of duty to rest

The Oklahoma City Police Department and agencies from across the Sooner State gathered to say goodbye to one of their own after Kye the K9 officer was killed in the line of duty.From Tulsa to Muskogee to Broken Arrow, officers came from across the state to pay their respects to the K9 who was stabbed to death after tracking down a suspect.Kye's partner, Sgt. Ryan Stark, released him Sunday while chasing down 22-year-old Mark Salazar after a chase that ended near Goldsby on I-35. Stark said Kye had caught up to Salazar and he was about to call the dog off when he released Salazar was stabbing the K-9. Sgt. Stark pulled his weapon and shot and killed the suspect.Authorities say Kye was rushed to a veterinarian where he underwent emergency surgery for multiple stab wounds. He died Monday of cardiac arrest.Kye was a 3-year-old Belgian German sheppard and he had been with the force for approximately two years. Police told FOX25 he had developed an incredible bond with his partner.
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