Breeder brings mourning family "paws"

Published 11/11 2013 02:07PM

Updated 11/11 2013 02:12PM

Update: 10:59 pm, 11/10/13, Sunday
PONTIAC -- The family of a Central Illinois police officer killed last week has a new source of healing. Officer Casey Kohlmeier and his K-9, Draco, were killed by a drunk driver last month. But, the community is stepping in to help the family move forward.
Original: 10:03 pm, 11/8/13, Friday
OAKFORD -- A dog breeder is helping a family heal. Sarah Atterberry often gets emails from potential buyers. But, last week, she got a special request. A girl named Riley was looking for a new dog.

Her brother, a Pontiac police officer, and his K-9 died in an accident. Thursday night, Atterberry gave the family a Belgian sheepdog which looks remarkably like Draco, the K-9 killed by a drunk driver.

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