San Augustine County Mourns Loss Of K9 Officer Frankie In Lufkin, Texas
Facebook posts from the San Augustine County Sheriff's Department at 11:23 AM on July 4th, 2022 asked for the public's help finding K9 Officer Frankie. She broke out of her kennel and was missing in the Lufkin area off of Oleta Avenue.
Frankie was found and unfortunately had passed away. Canine Frankie was struck by a vehicle three miles from her home in Lufkin.
She was discovered around 7 pm the same day. There has been a huge outpouring of support for the department and Frankie online.
K9 Officer Frankie From The San Augustine County Sheriff's Department
Frankie was verified in patrol work, narcotics, and criminal apprehension. She was very friendly (unless you were a bad guy) and you could tell by her expression that she was very smart.
These dogs are family to the officers that work with them. They go everywhere with their partners, even putting in long hours right alongside them.
Funeral arrangements will be made at a later date. I am sure it will be packed and quite a few tears will be shed.
K9 Officer Army Apprehended Game Room Robbery Suspects In San Augustine County
One of the late Frankie's fellow canine officers, Army, was deployed in the line of duty recently. He apprehended a fleeing suspect during a traffic stop on July 3rd, 2022.
Jimmy Allen was successfully apprehended by Army and his partner took him into custody. Jimmy Allen and Morgan Nickens are suspects in a recent game room robbery.
Both had 12 outstanding warrants for robbery, burglary, theft, theft of firearms, and criminal mischief among others. Take a look at the pictures below.