BRYAN, Texas (AP) -The police dog responsible for finding the suspect in the fatal Thanksgiving Day shooting of a Texas state trooper is being honored in social media posts across the state.
Odin, who is a K-9 officer with the Waller County sheriff’s office, found Dabrett Black after he fled on foot and hid in a field full of hay bales.
The Kerens Police Department in Navarro County, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of where Trooper Damon Allen was shot and killed, posted a picture of Odin on its Facebook page calling him the hero of the day.
The group K9s4Cops, also posted a photo of Odin calling him the employee of the year. The group gifted the dog to the Waller County sheriff’s office earlier this year.
The Kerens Police Department hasn’t returned a phone call Friday.
Black has been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Allen, who had been with the Department of Public Safety since 2002.