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Tupelo police department K9 found dead

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TUPELO, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Tupelo PD K-9 Officer "Alec," reported yesterday as missing by the Tupelo Police Department, has been found dead.

According to Capt. Chuck McDougald, the dog was found early Tuesday morning, dead from injuries that were consistent with being struck by a vehicle. He was found in the Moorevile/Auburn area.

Tupelo Police expressed appreciation to the community for its assistance in the search for the animal, issuing a brief statement: "Thank you to all who have helped in the search for Alec and kept him and his police family in their thoughts and prayers."

However, no details were available as to how the dog escaped his enclosure yesterday.

Officer Tyler Cook and Alec both received media attention in the Antwun Shumpert case.

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