Live: Hero K9 shot in line of duty to be laid to rest in Texas


    Memorial service for K9 Deputy Chucky on Monday, February 4, 2019. (Photo: KABB/WOAI)<p>{/p}

    SAN ANTONIO (WOAI/KABB) — The Bexar County Sheriff's Office in Texas will be joined by law enforcement agencies from across the state as mourners pay their final respects to K9 Deputy Chucky, who was killed in the line of duty on Jan. 25.

    Chucky was 5-year-old.

    A funeral procession will begin at the Alamodome at 10:15 a.m., traveling to Community Bible Church, where an 11 a.m. service will honor the life of the K9.

    A committal service will immediately follow.

    Chucky was shot and killed while trying to subdue a suspect during a violent confrontation with a suspect fled when police tried to serve warrants for his arrest. Matthew Reyes Mireles, 38, was later identified as the man who led police on a chase and killed K9 officer Chucky.

    Mireles is facing plenty of charges, including felony charges of interfering with police service animal, attempted capital murder of a police officer, aggravated assault of a public service and evading arrest.

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