Officers honor fallen Dunbar police dog Alley
Dunbar Chief Earl Whittington talks about K-9 Lt. Alley's dedication to her job on the department as well as to her partner Lt. Scott Elliott, who stood motionless behind the chief during the service.
Kanawha Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Mathis and Deputy Jeremy Ferrell, with their K-9 partners DEA and Scout respectively, salute fallen Dunbar K-9 Lt. Alley during a memorial service Wednesday at Dunbar City Hall.
Lt. Scott Elliott worked with Alley for about 10 years. The dog was trained in drug detection, tracking and officer protection but also had a playful side.
Dunbar Police Chief Earl Whittington remembers Lt. Alley, a Belgian Malinois-German shepherd mix, who died suddenly on Aug. 19. The pooch had put in 10 years on the force with her handler, Lt. Scott Elliott, seen behind the chief.
A line of police cars wound through Dunbar following the service as a show of respect.