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Police: K-9 officer dies from injuries after being stabbed by suspect

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Dustin Dixon is accused of killing a police K-9 officer. (Source: Cumberland County Sheriff's Office) Dustin Dixon is accused of killing a police K-9 officer. (Source: Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)
CROSSVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The Crossville Police Department is mourning the loss of a K-9 officer who was allegedly killed by a suspect.

Police said Dustin Dixon crashed a stolen semi truck off Genesis Road and led officers on a foot chase just before 5 a.m. Wednesday.

During the pursuit, Dixon allegedly stabbed Cain multiple times. The dog later died from his injuries after being taken to the Tennessee Veterinary Hospital in Knoxville.

Dixon, 28, is being held at the Cumberland County Justice Center and will be facing several charges.

A memorial service for Cain will be held on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Duer Soccer Complex.

The police department said several fundraiser accounts have been set up since the passing of Cain.

"The heartfelt community support is very much appreciated. We would like to thank our caring community who have established these funding accounts," the police department said in a news release on Friday.

Police said the city provides all the resources needed for the department's K9 division.

"Any funds received, from any member of the public, for a memorial fund will be applied to the purchase of a memorial monument, which will be prominently displayed to reflect the courage and sacrifice of all of our fallen Heroes, including K9 Cain," the police said in a statement.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, the Crossville Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are all investigating the crime.

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