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Glassboro Police K9 Scared Of Fireworks, Struck And Killed By Vehicle

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Photo: Charles Williams and Anka  (Courtesy: Glassboro Police Department) Photo: Charles Williams and Anka (Courtesy: Glassboro Police Department)
GLASSBORO, N.J. -

The Glassboro Police Department says that one of their K9 partners has died after she broke out of her secured kennel and was hit by a car.

According to authorities, K9 handler Charles Williams returned to his home at 9 p.m. on July 5th and found that his K9 partner named Anka, a 6-year-old German Shephard, had broken out of her kennel.

Police searched the area for any sight of Anka. Unfortunately, an off-duty Glassboro officer located the dog about a mile away, lying in the roadway, severely injured. Police say it appeared that she had been struck by a vehicle.

The K9 was rushed to a local veterinary hospital; however, en-route she passed away from her injuries.

It is suspected that Anka became spooked from a private July 4th firework display reported in the area.

Officer Williams and Anka graduated from the Philadelphia Police Canine Academy in October 2011.

Anka was donated to the Glassboro Police Department by the Bright Star German Shepherd Rescue in Rochester, New York. Anka was the first female police K9 in the department.

The Glassboro Police K9 Unit will honor K9 Anka in a memorial service. Details will be announced as they become available.

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