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* Santa Rosa Police Dog Boz Killed by Hit and Run Driver

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The California Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run accident that killed a Santa Rosa Police Department canine last month. “Boz” was struck and killed by a motorist Dec. 27 on Petaluma Hill Road south of Santa Rosa city limits, police Lt. John Noland said. The dog left a fenced yard and ended up on the road, Noland said.

The driver did not remain at the scene of the accident. Boz, an eight-year-old Belgian Malinois, worked with a handler for more than five and a half years. He responded to thousands of calls for service in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County, Noland said. Boz was a trained patrol canine and was certified in drug detection.

Anyone who witnessed the hit-and-run incident is asked to call CHP Officer Shawn Hopkins at (707) 588-1400.

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