HILLSBORO, Ore. -- Hillsboro K-9 officer Billy died late Monday evening after a crash at Tualatin Valley Highway and Century Boulevard.
Officer Cory Zaugg was westbound on TV Highway when an eastbound vehicle made a left turn onto Century, striking the patrol car, police spokesman Lt. Henry Reimann said.
Zaugg had minor injuries but Billy "suffered massive trauma" and died, he said.
"From the Beaverton PD K9 Unit and the rest of or agency, @HillsboroPolice Officer Zaugg & K9 Billy, we thank you for your contribution and sacrifice to the citizens of the Portland Metro Area! Rest well our friend," the agency said on Twitter.