Candlelight vigil for slain K-9 Mick Wed. night

Candlelight vigil for slain K-9 Mick Wed. night

Candlelight vigil for slain K-9 Mick Wed. night

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by Sara Roth, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on April 30, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 30 at 2:27 PM

TROUTDALE, Ore. – A vigil to honor Mick, the K-9 killed in the line of duty earlier this month, will be held at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale Wednesday night.

Mick, a 2-year-old German Shepherd, died from a single bullet wound after he and his human partner, Officer Jeff Dorn, were tracking down a robbery suspect on April 16.

A recent necropsy showed Mick was in the air and just six inches away from the assailant’s AR-15 rifle when he was shot.

Background: Portland police mourn slain K-9 Mick

To honor Mick, VCA Southeast Portland Animal Hospital organized a candlelight vigil for Wednesday, April 30. 

The vigil will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is free and all ages are welcome to attend.

Organizers asked that pets be left at home.

In addition to Wednesday's vigil, a public memorial for Mick has been scheduled for May 12 at Hillsboro Stadium. 

Related: Memorial for K-9 Mick set for May 12

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