Over the last four years our K-9 unit has traveled to Tennessee for training and competition where K-9 Officer Cady has meet other handlers from five other states. One of those is Deputy Austin Wilson from the Yancey County Sheriffs department in North Carolina. Back on July 12 someone came to Deputy Wilsons home, shot and killed is K-9 partner, Chris.
Today a memorial service is being held. Please keep Deputy Wilson, his family and department in your thoughts and prayers.
Dillsboro Police sends our condolences.
Yancey County Sheriff’s Office is sad to announce the passing of one of our canines. Chris was an eight year old Dutch Shepherd that was shot this morning at the deputy’s home in the Bald Mtn. community of Yancey County. Chris later passed away due to his injuries at the Reach Animal Hospital in Asheville. This incident occurred between the hours of 8:30 pm and 5:20 am on 7/12/2017. Chris was a beloved member of the Yancey County Sheriff’s Office for the past 7 years. The Yancey County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $5,300 award that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved.