HPD K-9 officer put to sleep after suffering leg injury during chase

The dog, K-9 Officer Rony, was chasing a suspect who bailed out of a stolen vehicle in northeast Houston when he somehow got his leg stuck on a log going at full speed.

HOUSTON -- The Houston Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its K-9 officers.

The dog, K-9 Officer Rony, was chasing a suspect who bailed out of a stolen vehicle in northeast Houston when he somehow got his leg stuck on a log going at full speed.

He suffered a severe leg injury, and police took him to the emergency animal hospital where they made the decision that he had to be put down early Wednesday.

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The suspect was appended in a wooded area not far from where the car chase ended at River Trail and Lakemont.