R.I.P. Helios: Sunnyside’s Police Dog Mysteriously Killed
Police dogs are incredible tools that can sniff for drugs and chase suspects through fields. In small, rural towns like Sunnyside having a K-9 unit is a real boon.
When Helios arrived in 2010 and Officer Skip Lemmon trained him the Sunnyside Police Department and community accepted him as Officer Helios -- one of their own. Now they are mourning a fallen officer.
An autopsy and investigation is ongoing. The officer locked Helios inside his kennel, which means someone kidnapped the dog. Cause of death is still unknown.