Georgia K9 officer killed in rollover accident

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Savannah police department is mourning the death of a K9 officer killed in a weekend crash.

The department said officer Jon Lindsey was responding to a call around 2:15 a.m. Saturday when his police SUV was involved in a rollover crash at Prince and Liberty streets. K9 Jas, who was in the backseat, was killed in the crash.

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Lindsey was not seriously injured. Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash.

Jas, a 3-year-old Belgium Malinois, joined the police department in 2019. He was certified as a dual purpose patrol/drug dog.

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Jas was responsible for 37 arrests, 26 of which were felonies. The K9 officer is also responsible for a total of 121.15 grams of marijuana, 36.3 grams of meth, 284.3 grams of heroin, 26 guns, $10,218 in cash, and 10 vehicles seized.

Memorial plans for Jas will be released at a later time.

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