Police dog scared by fireworks escapes from kennel and is fatally struck by car

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GLASSBORO, New Jersey — Authorities say a police K-9 dog has died after it was spooked by fireworks in southern New Jersey and was hit by car after escaping from its kennel.

The South Jersey Times reports (http://bit.ly/1mrF6ps) that the 6-year-old German Shepherd named Anka was killed Saturday night.

The dog's partner, Glassboro Patrolman Charles Williams, found the dog missing when he returned home Saturday night. An off-duty officer found her in the street about a half mile away after police from Glassboro and surrounding towns began searching for the dog.

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

Information from: South Jersey Times (Woodbury, New Jersey), http://nj.com/southjerseytimes

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