Lima, OH (WIMA) - The Ada Police Department is mourning the loss of their K-9 officer.
Jaeger was struck by a car last Thursday morning.
Jaeger was not on duty, and was at home with handler Sergeant Matt Purdy when he slipped out of his collar and was hit by a car.
Jaeger died at the scene, and the driver, who was not at fault, was very distressed by the incident.
Jaeger was responsible for numerous drug and criminal apprehensions in Ada.
With the K-9 program being a critical tool for officer safety and drug interdiction, the program will be further assessed as time progresses.