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Emmett Police Chief and K-9 involved in crash on highway 16

Posted: 4:36 PM, Jun 30, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-30 21:02:35-04
Emmett Police Chief and K-9 involved in crash
Emmett Police Chief and K-9 involved in crash

Emmett Police Chief Gary Sheihing and his K-9 police dog Roscoe were involved in an accident on Highway-16. The crash took place on Thursday afternoon at the intersection near S. Johns Avenue.

The Idaho State Police say a Freightliner semi-truck pulling a trailer struck Sheihing's police cruiser. Both Chief Sheihing and the truck driver were wearing seat belts.

Chief Sheihing to St. Alphonsus with non-life threatening injuries. Roscoe was taken to Gem Veterinary Clinic where the K-9 officer had to be euthanized after suffering a broken spine. 

Roscoe was surrounded by several law enforcement officers when he passed away. State Police will continue to investigate the cause of the crash.