Rockford police K9 Nyx killed in line of duty

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Monday, January 29, 2024
Rockford police K9 killed in line of duty
Rockford police K9 Nyx lost her life in a shooting Sunday.

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WLS) -- A Rockford police K9 lost her life in the line of duty Sunday, the Rockford Fire Department said.

In a statement, the department said, "Nyx served alongside her human partners with unmatched dedication, fearlessly protecting our communities and upholding the values of law enforcement. Her legacy of courage and sacrifice will forever be remembered."

The group Friends of Rockford Police K-9 said Nyx was fatally shot while protecting her handler.

"The Friends of Rockford Police K-9 board members are shocked and saddened by this senseless act. Nyx was an amazing K9 officer and we have heavy hearts for her handler," said Kathy Hansen, president of the Friends of Rockford Police Board.