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K9 Draco | Pontiac Police Department, Illinois Pontiac Police Department, Illinois

K9 Draco

Pontiac Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Breed: Belgian Malinois

Age: 9

Gender: M

Tour: Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 10/30/2013

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Convicted of aggravated DUI

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Police Officer Casey Kohlmeier and his canine, Draco, were killed when their patrol car was struck by another vehicle on I-55, near mile 201, at approximately 9:30 pm.

Their patrol car was in a median turnaround when another vehicle left the northbound lanes and struck them during a period of heavy rain. Officer Kohlmeier and K9 Draco both suffered fatal injuries in the collision.

The driver of the vehicle that caused the collision was convicted of aggravated DUI involving death.

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